Converting from ORIF to THA with the Direct Anterior Approach

    The direct anterior approach is appropriate for converting to a total hip arthroplasty (THA) from a prior hip surgery, such as open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of a hip fracture, says John M. Keggi, MD, from Orthopaedics New England, Middlebury, Connecticut.

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    He cautions surgeons to think of a conversion procedure as a revision procedure and be prepared – a conversion can be tricky, and should be done by surgeons with experience in the direct anterior approach.

    Click the image above to hear Dr. Keggi’s advice on converting a patient from ORIF to a THA through the direct anterior approach.

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