Which Patients to Avoid Early in the Learning Curve for the DAA

    For a surgeon new to the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty, careful patient selection is one of the keys to building confidence during the learning curve.

    We asked Tyler D. Goldberg, MD, from Texas Orthopedics in Austin, which patients are probably not appropriate for the beginner – and why.

    Click the image above to hear his comments. Then click the link below to watch his full presentation from ICJR’s Anterior Hip Course.

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    Producer and Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles J. Maynard