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Complications of the Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty

      With the direct anterior approach gaining in popularity, it is important to appreciate the complications that are specific to it. The authors outline these potential complications and offer advice on the ways and the techniques to avoid them. This information is especially useful to the surgeon considering using this approach for the first time or to the surgeon who may already have encountered some of these complications as a result of using this approach.

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