The Learning Curve for the Direct Anterior Approach

    Few joint replacement surgeons were exposed to the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty during their residencies and fellowships – which means they’ll need additional training if they want to offer it to their patients.

    What can they expect during the learning curve for the direct anterior approach? To find out, we asked Hari P. Bezwada, MD, from Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, Princeton, New Jersey, and Lee E. Rubin, MD, from University Orthopedics, Providence, Rhode Island, to reflect on their experiences in learning the direct anterior approach.

    Click the image above to hear their comments.

    Producer: Michael Szuch; Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Ryan Waczek