Article Abstract

Surgical technique of direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty on a standard operating room table

Authors: David C. Holst, Marc R. Angerame, Charlie C. Yang

Abstract

The direct anterior approach (DAA) for total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an increasingly popular surgical approach with numerous benefits cited in the literature. However, it is not without a well-documented “learning curve”, during which time potential difficulties can occur. This article outlines the authors’ technique of performing the DAA on a standard operating room table, with particular attention paid to technical specifics that may be helpful to the surgeon in performing this operation safely.