Article Abstract

Anterior approach total hip replacement (THA) with a specialized orthopedic table

Authors: Jakub Tatka, Lorenzo Fagotti, Joel Matta

Abstract

The anterior approach (AA) with a specialized table has been gaining popularity since it was taught at the first technique course in 2003. It has evolved since that time thanks to the contributions of many. Developments that are of note include new femoral stem designs to facilitate the angle of the exposure, modifications to the specialized table, increasing use of computer navigation and lastly, now it can be performed with the assistance of a mechanical mallet.