Acetabular Revision via Direct Anterior Approach-Technical Considerations

Instr Course Lect. 2020;69:25-34.


Acetabular implant revision is commonly performed during revision total hip arthroplasty (THA).1 With recent significant increase in the utilization of direct anterior approach for primary THA,2,3 many surgeons familiar with this approach are exploring the direct anterior for revision THA (r-THA) applications. This chapter will specifically address acetabular implant revision via direct anterior approach. The exposure techniques for the acetabulum are described elsewhere in this lecture series. Instead, attention to the mechanics and techniques of acetabular implant revision via direct anterior approach will be stressed.

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum*
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
  • Hip Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Reoperation
  • Surgeons