Article Abstract

Advances in instrumentation and enhancing technology for direct anterior hip replacement surgery

Authors: J.N. Duke, Charlie Yang

Abstract

This review discusses the numerous advances in technology and instrumentation that have contributed to the success and popularity of the direct anterior hip replacement. Topics covered include: pharmaceuticals, anesthesia, surgical energy, fluoroscopy, navigation, instrumentation, and operating room equipment. These technologies are discussed and presented with supporting science as well as the authors’ preferred methods of implementing this technology an instrumentation into practice.