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Direct anterior approach total hip replacement

Overview

Direct anterior approach is increasingly used as a surgical approach for performing primary total hip replacement. In this technique a regular operating table is used and fluoroscopy is also not required.

It is possible to use this approach for the majority of primary total hip replacements using both cemented and uncemented implants.

Specialised retractors and essential and in this case uncemented implants are used.

 

Author: Callum McBryde

Institution: The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham ,UK.

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