Article Abstract

Surgical anatomy of the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty

Authors: David C. Holst, Charlie C. Yang

Abstract

With the increasing popularity of the direct anterior approach (DAA) for total hip arthroplasty (THA), it is imperative that surgeons understand the anatomy associated with the approach. Particular anatomic considerations associated with the approach are reviewed here, with particular attention paid to neurological, vascular, muscular, and osseous structures that the surgeon must be familiar with when performing the approach. These are reviewed within the context of a brief outline of the steps of completing the operation.