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    ICJR COLLECTIONS: The Femur in Direct Anterior Approach THA

    The increasing popularity of the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has triggered a corresponding increase in the need for education to help surgeons through the learning curve for the procedure – including how to access the acetabulum and femur in patients who are supine instead of in the lateral decubitus position for a posterior approach THA.

    RELATED: Register for ICJR’s 9th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Course, October 8-10

    In this article, we’ve collected resources from the ICJR archives on the use of special versus regular operating tables, femoral preparation and releases, and stem design for patients undergoing THA by the direct anterior approach. These resources are from ICJR’s 8th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Course, held last year in Houston under the direction of Course Chairs Stefan W. Kreuzer, MD, and Joseph T. Moskal, MD, FACS.

    Click the images below to watch the presentations on the femur from this meeting.

    Why I Went from Posterior to Anterior, and Why I Went from With a Special Table to Without a Special Table
    Trevor M. Owen, MD

    My 10 Reasons Why I Use a Special Table
    John L. Masonis, MD

    My 10 Reasons Why I Do Not Use a Special Table
    John M. Keggi, MD

    Femoral Preparation and Releases in Direct Anterior THA: A European Experience
    Michael Nogler, MD, MA, MSc

    Avoiding Releases in Direct Anterior THA
    John L. Masonis, MD

    How Stem Design Can Help in the Direct Anterior Approach
    Timothy P. Lovell, MD

    Total Hip Arthroplasty: Osteoporosis and Elderly Patients
    Anthony S. Unger, MD

    Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Hemiarthroplasty in 2019: Technique and Outcomes
    Lee E. Rubin, MD