SURGICAL PEARLS: Femoral Exposure in DAA THA With and Without a Special Table

    Is a special table necessary for achieving good femoral exposure in a direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty, or is a regular OR table sufficient?

    At last year’s 8th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Course, 2 experienced surgeons debated the issue, sharing their rationale for each type of table:

    • John L. Masonis, MD, from OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, presented on My 10 Reasons Why I Use a Special Table
    • John M. Keggi MD, from Orthopaedics New England in Middlebury, Connecticut, revealed My 10 Reasons Why I Do Not Use a Special Table

    Click the images above to watch their presentations.

    Disclosures: Dr. Masonis and Dr. Keggi have no disclosures relevant to their presentations.