ICJR Interviews: A Surgeon’s Experience with Anterior and Posterior THA

    Cailin S. Moucha, MD, from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, has performed direct anterior approach and posterior approach total hip arthroplasty (THA), and recently he conducted a retrospective chart review to compare his patient outcomes with the 2 approaches.

    The bottom line: THA is a successful operation, and in general, patients will do well with the approach the surgeon feels comfortable performing. One approach may have certain short-term benefits – for example, his direct anterior approach patients were more likely to be discharged home, and to be discharged sooner – but in the longer-term, differences between the approaches may be negligible.

    Click the image above to hear Dr. Moucha discuss his study, “Anterior vs. Posterior Approach for THA: Analysis of LOS, Discharge Destination, Readmission, and Revision” (Poster 095), which was presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Orlando.

    Producer: Henrik B. Pedersen, MD; Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles J. Maynard