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Posterior approach may provide successful outcomes in primary, revision THA

5 days ago   |   By Healio

KOLOA, Hawaii - When planned carefully and used consistently, the posterior approach in primary and revision hip arthroplasty may provide outcomes similar to the direct anterior approach, according to a presenter here.
“The posterior approach is a workhorse and is still, probably, most commonly used,” Wayne G. Paprosky, MD, FACS, said in his presentation at Orthopedics Today Hawaii. “Just beware the fact that there is a learning curve and... you have to look at everything before you make your decision to change in midstream.”
Previously published research has
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Speaker: Direct anterior approach handles variety of primary, revision THA problems

5 days ago   |   By Healio

KOLOA, Hawaii - The direct anterior approach is an adaptable approach that can handle a wide spectrum of primary and revision total hip arthroplasty problems, according to a presenter here at Orthopedics Today Hawaii.
“The anterior THA is not only here to stay but will be the dominant technique in the future. Well guess what? The future has arrived,” Joel M. Matta, MD, said.
Matta said he started doing the direct anterior approach in 1996 because of the risk of dislocation with the posterior approach and the risk of limp with the lateral Harding approach. The adoption of the
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