Why Use a Specialized Table with a Direct Anterior Approach THA?

    The issue of whether a specialized orthopaedic table is needed when performing a total hip arthroplasty (THA) through the direct anterior approach is a subject of some debate among surgeons who favor the approach.

    Preetesh Patel, MD, from Cleveland Clinic Florida in Sunrise, has had the opportunity to perform a direct anterior approach THA with and without the specialized table.

    Which does he prefer – and why? Click the image above to find out.

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