Direct anterior approach for revision total hip arthroplasty.

  title={Direct anterior approach for revision total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Jorge Manrique and Antonia Faustina Chen and Snir Heller and William James Hozack},
  journal={Annals of translational medicine},
  volume={2 10},
Revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) can be successfully performed through the direct anterior (DA) approach. Patient positioning, the surgical approach and specific instruments are important for obtaining adequate exposure. Acetabular exposure can be facilitated by capsular release and correct placement of retractors. Distal and proximal extension of the incision, as well as a femoral extended trochanteric osteotomy (ETO) can be performed to increase femoral exposure. The purposes of this… CONTINUE READING

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