Direct Anterior Hip Approach

The Direct Anterior Approach for total hip arthroplasty is becoming an increasingly popular technique. Potential benefits to the patient include faster recovery and lack of the need for typical range-of-motion restrictions. Component positioning can potentially be optimized with the aid of intraoperative fluoroscopy, which is facilitated by the supine positioning of the patient.

One of the biggest advantages of the Direct Anterior Approach over traditional surgical approaches is the visualization during the surgery. This is because in the Direct Anterior Approach, unlike traditional surgical approaches, the incision is made in the front (anterior) of the hip joint between muscles allowing clear access for the procedure.