DePuy Synthes

ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Advanced Hip Replacement Technologies

DePuy Synthes

ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Advanced Hip Replacement Technologies

Learn more about the tools and technologies used in ANTERIOR ADVANTAGETM Hip Replacement.

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Industry Leading Implants

ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Hip Replacement utilizes industry-leading DePuy Synthes hip implants18 that are designed specifically for muscle-sparing techniques like the Anterior Approach and to act much like a natural hip, recreating smooth movement, increasing the joint’s stability and reducing pain. The DePuy Synthes implants used with ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Hip Replacement have demonstrated positive patient outcomes and survivorship year after year17,18,20 and continues to innovate by designing products specifically for muscle-sparing techniques like the Anterior Approach.

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Improved Surgical Access

Typically, in an ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Total Hip Replacement, both an orthopaedic table (also called a Hana® Table) and a “C” shaped x-ray machine (also called a C-arm) are used. The orthopaedic table allows the surgeon to better access the hip joint and gives them the ability to better align and position the implant. The C-arm allows surgeons to ensure that the implant is placed properly while the patient is still in the operating room rather than waiting for a postoperative x-ray to confirm implant placement.

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Enabling Technologies

In addition, only ANTERIOR ADVANTAGETM Hip Replacement provides surgeons with exclusive tools and technologies, like the KINCISETM Surgical Automated System, which enables surgeons to automate and improve the precision of key steps during hip replacement surgery, and the VELYSTM Navigation System, which aids in accurate implant placement. These technologies, along with ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ Hip Replacement training curriculum for surgeons, help facilitate a successful surgery.


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ANTERIOR ADVANTAGETM Hip Replacement is right for you.




As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of hip replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell you if hip replacement is right for you.


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.
5. 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.
11. 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
16. Schweppe et al. Does Surgical Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty Affect Rehabilitation, Discharge Disposition, and Readmission Rate? Surgical Technology International XXIII. 2013. Orthopedic Surgery, 219-227.

17. Jacquot L, Bonnin MP, Machenaud A, Choteau J, Saffarini M, Vidalain JP. Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes at 25-30 Years of a Hip Stem Fully Coated With Hydroxyapatite. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Feb;33(2):482-490.
18. NJR National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, 15th Annual Report, 2018. Table 3.9. Available from
20. Vidalain JP. 25-year ARTRO Results: A Special Vintage from the Old World. The CORAIL Hip System: A Practical approach based on 25 years of experience. 2011;Chapter 4.2.1:94-101

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Please refer to the instructions for use for a complete list of indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions.