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    Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Through the Anterior Approach

    Editor’s Note: Throughout January, we’re giving you a chance to get reacquainted with tips, tricks, and techniques from leading orthopaedic surgeons as we present the best of the best from our collection of surgery videos.

    Watch Jesse E. Otero, MD, from OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, perform a direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty on the right hip of a 48-year-old female patient in a procedure that was broadcast live to attendees at ICJR’s 8th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Course.

    The patient has a 1-year history of hip pain localized to the groin that had been managed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. When the pain began to affect her activities of daily living, she sought surgery to relieve the pain and restore function.

    Dr. Otero notes that the patient has severe narrowing of the superior lateral joint space in the right hip, but an otherwise normal hip morphology.

    Click the Surgery Spotlight logo above to watch the procedure.

    Originally published January 6, 2020.

    Disclosures: Dr. Otero has disclosed that he is a paid consultant for and receives research support from DePuy Synthes.