Anterior Approach

Clinical Information and Evidence

Minimally invasive or tissue-sparing orthopaedic procedures have gained attention as patients demand shortened recovery time and accelerated rehabilitation. Development of efficient, repeatable, tissue-sparing total hip replacement procedures is important.

The Anterior Approach, as described by Dr. Joel Matta, utilizes a tissue sparing philosophy. DePuy Synthes has collaborated with Joel Matta, M.D., to build a comprehensive training and education program around the Anterior Approach.

Anterior Approach Surgery Performed by Joel Matta, MD


Templating Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Incision and Initial Exposure

Incision and Initial Exposure Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD


Exposure Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Capsular Exposure

Capsular Exposure Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD


Dislocation Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Neck Cut

Neck Cut Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Acetabular Reaming

Acetabular Reaming Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Femoral Preparation

Femoral Preparation Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Femoral Broaching

Femoral Broaching Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Femoral Trialling

Femoral Trialling Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Final Implantation

Final Implantation Anterior Approach: Joel Matta MD

Corten Efficient Surgery

Corten Efficient Surgery Training

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1. TSM Report, PINNACLE WW implantations YTD, 2001 - 2018.
2. Burt CF et al. A Femoral Component Inserted without Cement in Total Hip Arthroplasty. A Study of the TRI-LOCK Component with an Average Ten Year Duration of Followup. J. Bone Joint Surg. 1998; 80-A:952-60.
3. Purtill JJ et al. Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Two Different Cementless Tapered Stems. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2001; 393:121-127.
4. Teloken MA et al. Ten to Fifteen Year Follow-up After Total Hip Arthroplasty with a Tapered Cobalt-Chromium Femoral Component (TRI-LOCK) Inserted without Cement. Bone Joint Surg. 2002; 84-A:2140-2144.
5. Sakalkale DP et al. Minimum 10 Year Results of a Tapered Cementless Hip Replacement. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1999; 362:138-144.
6. Hamburg University Actis Cadaveric Stability Testing. Data on File
7. TSM Report, CORAIL WW implantations YTD, 1986 - 2017.

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