FEATURED SURGERY: Primary THA Through the Anterior Approach

    Joel M. Matta, MD, from The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, performs a primary total hip arthroplasty utilizing the anterior approach in a procedure that was broadcast live to attendees at ICJR’s 10th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course in January.

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    The patient is a 53-year-old female with right hip osteoarthritis. She had previously undergone a hip arthroscopy that Dr. Matta says was not successful primarily because she has a slightly dysplastic hip. Her right leg is shorter than the left leg, and she has a short valgus femoral neck.

    Click the image above to watch the procedure.


    Dr. Matta has disclosed that he has stock or stock options in Anterior Approach Instruments LLC, Invuity Inc., JointPoint, Medical Enterprises MD LLC and Radlink Corp.; that he is a paid consultant for DePuy Sythes and Medtronic Sofamor Danek; and that he receives royalties from MizuhoOSI.