Direct Anterior Approach

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Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) is a minimally invasive technique used for total hip replacement (THR) which limits damage to surrounding tissue.

  • DAA can be performed with or without an orthopedic table and/or intra-operative x-ray according to surgeons’ needs and preferences.
  • DAA may result in reduced length of hospital stay1-14 and earlier mobilization,7,8,12-17 indicating faster post-operative recovery compared with other THR approaches.
  • DAA may also result in improved patient-reported outcomes4-7,14,15,9-26 and reduced post-operative pain,1,4-7,9,14,24,26 indicating improved patient satisfaction compared with other THR approaches.

References

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  8. Schweppe et al. Surg Technol Int. 2013 Sep;23:219-27.
  9. Zawadsky et al. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jun;29(6):1256-60.
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  11. Bergin et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Aug 3;93(15):1392-8.
  12. Nakata et al. J Arthroplasty. 2009 Aug;24(5):698-704.
  13. Poehling-Monaghan et al. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014.
  14. Rodriguez et al. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb;472(2):455-63.
  15. Mayr et al. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2009 Dec;24(10):812-8.
  16. Mason et al. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014.
  17. Reininga et al. J Orthop Res. 2013 Feb;31(2):288-94.
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  19. Berend et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Nov;91 Suppl 6:107-20.
  20. Hozack et al. Seminars in Arthroplasty.19(2):205-8.
  21. Restrepo et al. J Arthroplasty. 2010 Aug;25(5):671-9 e1.
  22. Seng et al. Orthop Clin North Am. 2009 Jul;40(3):343-50.
  23. Szuszczewicz et al. 10th Congress of the European Hip Society, Milan 2012.
  24. Vail et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91(Supplement 5):10.
  25. Torkos et al. Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Copenhagen, 2011.
  26. Trevisan et al. Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab. 2013 Jan;10(1):61-4.