Direct Anterior Cup-Half Cage for Revision and Complex Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: Surgical TechniqueAs surgeons' comfort with the direct anterior approach (DAA) for total hip arthroplasty continues to increase, there is a growing interest in performing complex surgeries through this approach. Acetabular bone loss and/or pelvic discontinuity in the primary or revision setting often requires specialized implants such as a cup-cage construct. We describe our surgical technique for implanting modified cup-half cages through the DAA and show 2 case examples of how this technique was utilized in the setting of complex acetabular bone loss.
Direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty for Crowe III and IV dysplasiaHigh-dislocated hip dysplasia is challenging to treat with total hip arthroplasty via the direct anterior approach (DAA). The DAA has potential advantages including optimizing component positioning, enhanced hip stability, and a more rapid postoperative recovery. We present a surgical technique for DAA total hip arthroplasty for hip dysplasia that includes preoperative planning, soft tissue releases, subtrochanteric osteotomy, component placement, and intraoperative nerve monitoring and imaging.
The anterior approach for conversion hip arthroplastyConversion of prior proximal femoral fracture fixation to hip arthroplasty is a fairly common and successful procedure, necessitated by various modes of failure. The procedure is well described utilizing a posterior or anterolateral surgical approach. The anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty has gained in popularity. The approach allows for supine positioning and facilitates live fluoroscopic imaging. We present possible advantages and disadvantages, as well as the surgical technique, of conversion to total hip arthroplasty via the direct anterior approach.