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  1. Chen, Antonia F. MBA, MD
  2. Pigott, Matthew T. BS
  3. Klatt, Brian A. MD


Total hip arthroplasty to replace the hip is a very successful surgical procedure. There are different options for patients with regard to total hip arthroplasty surgical approaches and implant materials. This article provides an in-depth review of the pros and cons of various surgical approaches, including the posterior, lateral, anterior, anterolateral, and transtrochateric approaches. Various implant materials, including metal, ceramic, and polyethylene, are also discussed.