FEATURED SURGERY: Primary DAA THA Using a Minimally Invasive Technique
John L. Masonis, MD, from OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, performs a primary total hip arthroplasty utilizing the direct anterior approach in a procedure that was broadcast live to attendees at ICJR’s 6th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Course last year.
The patient is a 58-year-old man with a BMI of 30. He is muscular, with a prominent tensor muscle belly in the affected left hip. Dr. Masonis says the patient has close to a Dorr type A femur, and for that reason, he has templated for an anatomic cementless stem (MiniMAX; Medacta USA, Chicago, Illinois) that will proximally load the femur.
Click the image above to watch the procedure.
Dr. Masonis has disclosed that he receives research support from DePuy Synthes; that he receives royalties from and is a paid consultant for Medacta; that he has stock or stock options in OrthoGrid; that he receives royalties and research support from and is a paid consultant for Smith & Nephew; and that he receives royalties and research support from and is a paid consultant for Zimmer Biomet.