Anterior Advantage Features & Benefits
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Reproducible Technique

DePuy Synthes has had a long-standing collaboration with Dr. Joel Matta, who has championed and evolved the Anterior Approach in the U.S. to what is now known as the ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ Hip Replacement, a defined, reproducible ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Hip Replacement technique.

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World-Class Education Opportunities

DePuy Synthes Companies offer ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™  MATTA METHOD™  Hip Replacement specific THA courses including peer-to-peer training with hands-on cadaveric labs, didactic lectures, and interactive discussions. Additional support materials are available to assist participants throughout the entire learning process including a standardized surgical technique, clinical papers, filmed surgeries, OR visitations, and field specialist support.

Potential for Improved Outcomes and Increased Patient Satisfaction

Potential for Improved Outcomes and Increased Patient Satisfaction

ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Hip Replacement uses a muscle sparing surgical technique and is associated with less pain1,2,3, faster recovery1, and reduced length of stay1,4 vs. traditional approaches. ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Hip Replacement also shows cost reduction4,5 vs. traditional approaches.

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Reducing Cost of Care

THA with the ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ Hip Replacement resulted in $6,200 cost savings per patient ($17,763 with ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE MATTA METHOD Hip Replacement vs. $23,969 compared to the cohort)6


  1. Barrett WP, et al. “Prospective Randomized Study of Direct Anterior vs Postero-Lateral Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty.” The Journal of Arthroplasty 2013; (28): 1634-1638.
  2. Zawadsky MW, et al. “Early Outcome Comparison Between the Direct Anterior Approach and the Mini-Incision Posterior Approach for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: 150 Consecutive Cases.” The Journal of Arthroplasty 2014; (29): 1256-1260.
  3. Bourne MH, et al. “A comparison between direct anterior surgery of the hip (DASH) and the anterolateral (AL) surgical approach to THA: Postoperative outcomes.” 2010 AAOS New Orleans, LA, Poster #014
  4. Kamath A, Chitnis A, Holy C, et al. Medical resource utilization and costs for total hip arthroplasty: benchmarking an anterior approach technique in the Medicare population. J Med Econ. 2017; 1-7.
  5. Petis SM, et al. “In Hospital Cost Analysis of THA: Does Surgical Approach Matter?” The Journal of Arthroplasty 2016; (31)” 53-58.
  6. Miller LE, Martinson MS, Gondusky JS, Kamath AF, Boettner F, Bhattacharyya S. Ninety-day postoperative cost in primary total hip arthroplasty: An economic model comparing surgical approaches. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research. 2019; X-X.

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