AnteriorPath® Hip Approach

Soft Tissue Preserving technique combined with MicroPort products

MicroPort Orthopedics is at the forefront of surgical techniques for total hip replacement designed to minimize tissue damage and streamline recovery. Tissue sparing surgical hip approaches like AnteriorPath®, complemented by a full range of hip replacement implants and instrumentation, can help patients achieve Full Function, Faster.1

AnteriorPath® is an anterior, portal-assisted approach for hip replacement that utilizes a cannula to gain direct access to the acetabulum, offering direct visualization and in-line preparation of the acetabulum and femur.

The use of the cannula allows for a transverse incision to be made more superior and lateral, minimizing many challenges related to the femur and wound healing. The placement and orientation of the incision create excellent femoral exposure, alleviate challenges related to femoral preparation, and allow the use of any stem philosophy.  The use of a portal to prepare the acetabulum allows direct visualization and in-line reaming and cup impaction.




The AnteriorPath® incision is made in line with Langer’s lines, providing a number of benefits2:

  • Improved Wound Cosmesis
  • Improved Wound Healing3
  • Fewer Wound Complications



1. Gofton W, Chow J, Olsen KD, Fitch DA. Thirty-day readmission rate and discharge status following hip arthroplasty using the supercapsular percutaneously-assisted total hip surgical technique. Int Orthop 2015;39:847-51.

2. Leunig et al. Skin crease ‘bikini’ incision for the direct anterior approach in total hip arthroplasty. The Bone & Joint Journal Vol. 100-B, No. 7. 28 Jun 2018

3. Statistically significant for obese patients. Manrique J, Paskey T, Tarabichi M, Restrepo C, Foltz C, Hozack WJ. Total Hip Arthroplasty Through the Direct Anterior Approach Using a Bikini Incision Can Be Safely Performed in Obese Patients. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Aug;34(8):1723-1730


Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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