The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction

Dr. B. Sonny Bal, professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri, Dr. Lee E. Rubin, orthopaedic surgeon at University Orthopedics, and Dr. Kristaps J. Keggi, the Elihu Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

(Slack Books)

The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction” is a reference text that addresses contemporary surgeon interest in innovation and less invasive surgery. This resource will help with introductory learning, intermediate technical development, and advanced revision total hip skills using the direct anterior technique.

The book provides a stepwise learning process for surgeons interested in mastering total hip arthroplasty using the direct anterior approach, with detailed chapters and video instruction, contributed by a group of international experts in the field.

The chapters focus on using the direct anterior approach to address a variety of hip problems beyond performing total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. The unique applications of the direct anterior approach within the orthopedic sub-specialties are addressed in chapters covering the fields of pediatrics, sports medicine, trauma, and tumor surgery. Other chapters address subjects like femoroacetabular impingement, hip preservation surgery, and postoperative rehabilitation protocols designed to improve patient outcomes.

The final section of the text reviews the evidence-based outcomes related to direct anterior total hip arthroplasty, addressing evolving implant design concepts specific to this approach, and outlining directions for educating the next generation of surgeons who will continue to develop and refine these techniques. Complementing the written text is a website with educational videos to further enhance the learning experience.

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