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Hip Approaches – Direct Anterior

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement via the Direct Anterior Approach

Johan Witt performs the majority of his hip replacements using the direct anterior approach. This approach to the hip joint is between muscle planes in the front of the hip so that no muscle needs to be cut into or detached to perform the procedure.

What are the advantages?
What are the downsides?
Will there be much scarring?
Does it make a difference in the longterm?
Can this approach be used in all cases?