International Orthopaedics

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 499–506 | Cite as

Total hip arthroplasty using direct anterior approach and dual mobility cup: safe and efficient strategy against post-operative dislocation

  • Cécile Batailler
  • Camdon Fary
  • Pierre Batailler
  • Elvire Servien
  • Philippe Neyret
  • Sébastien Lustig
Original Paper

Abstract

Aim

We hypothesize that a dual mobility cup can be safely used via the direct anterior approach, without increasing the risk of complications or incorrect positioning.

Materials and methods

This retrospective study compared 201 primary total hip arthroplasties using a dual mobility cup performed via direct anterior approach without a traction table, to 101 arthroplasties performed via posterolateral approach. Implant positioning, function scores, and early complications were recorded.

Results

Implant positioning was appropriate in both groups, with a higher cup anteversion in direct anterior approach. The complications rates were similar in both groups, with no dislocation or infection.

Conclusion

The direct anterior approach without traction table associated with a dual mobility cup does not increase the risk of complications or non-optimal positioning of implants. This strategy is interesting for patients with high risk of post-operative dislocation.

Keywords

Direct anterior approach Dislocation Dual mobility cup Implants positioning Total hip arthroplasty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cécile Batailler
    • 1
  • Camdon Fary
    • 2
  • Pierre Batailler
    • 3
  • Elvire Servien
    • 1
  • Philippe Neyret
    • 1
  • Sébastien Lustig
    • 1
  1. 1.Albert Trillat CenterLyon North University HospitalLyonFrance
  2. 2.Western HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Public Health CenterGrenoble University HospitalGrenobleFrance

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