As an industry leader in Anterior Approach, DePuy Synthes launches ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™, a differentiated solution for Anterior Approach, inclusive of DePuy Synthes primary and revision hip implant products, instrumentation, enabling technologies, and world-class professional education designed to help decrease the learning curve and increase OR efficiency and surgical reproducibility with the goal of better patient outcomes. We continue to work closely with thought leaders around the globe to deliver world class Anterior Approach training and education, products, and enabling technologies to surgeons, patients and hospital teams worldwide.
DePuy Synthes has had a long-standing collaboration with Dr. Joel Matta, who has championed and evolved the Anterior Approach in the U.S. and expanding the adoption outside the US to what is now known as the ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™, a defined ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ technique, which specifies the use of Hana™, or other orthopaedic table and intra-operative imaging for cup placement.
DePuy Synthes works with internationally recognized thought leaders and design surgeons who have helped create and support a strong primary and revision hip implant portfolio. The CORAIL® Hip System and PINNACLE® Acetabular Cup System continue to demonstrate positive patient outcomes and survivorship year after year.1-4 See the Products tab below for a list of DePuy Synthes products compatible with ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ and ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™.
Dr. Matta is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Hip Disorders related to Preservation, Replacement and Fractures at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, the co-founder and chairman of the Anterior Hip Foundation (AHF, www.anteriorhipfoundation.com), and the author of over 100 publications and videos on hip replacement and pelvic surgery.
|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™, a defined, reproducible ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ technique.|
|World-Class Education Opportunities||DePuy Synthes Companies offer ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ 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||ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ uses a muscle sparing surgical technique and is associated with less pain5, 6, 8, faster recovery5, 11, 12, and reduced length of stay1, 5, 9 vs. traditional approaches. ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ also shows cost reduction7, 9 vs. traditional approaches.|
|Reducing Cost of Care||THA with the ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ resulted in $6,200 cost savings per patient ($17,763 with ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE MATTA METHOD vs. $23,969 compared to the cohort)10|
|St. Mark's Hospital Case Study||Value Brief|
|Influence of Surgical Approach on Complication Risk in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)||Does Surgical Approach Affect Outcomes in THA (Total Hip Arthroplasty) Through 90 Days of Follow-up|
|Medical Resource Utilization & Costs for THA - Benchmarking the Anterior Approach in the Medicare Population||In-Hospital Outcomes with Anterior Approach vs Posterior Approach|
|90 Day Postoperative Cost in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty|
ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ uses a muscle sparing surgical technique and is associated with less pain5, 6, 8, faster recovery5, 8, 9, and reduced length of stay5, 7, 9 vs. traditional approaches. Reproducible results mean you can help your patients return to daily living quicker. ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ also shows cost reduction7, 9, 10 vs. traditional approaches.
|LESS PAIN Than Those Treated with Traditional Approaches||FASTER RECOVERY|
|When compared to posterior approach patients, ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ patients have reported less pain at day one5 and less pain at week six post-operatively compared to antero-lateral patients.8||ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ subjects walked farther post-operatively, and on days 2 and 3, compared to posterior approach patients.5|
|LESS NARCOTIC USE||REDUCED LENGTH OF STAY|
|Compared to posterior approach patients, ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ patients consume less narcotics in the first three days after surgery14 and are less likely to be using narcotics for pain control at 2 and 6 weeks follow-up.6||ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ patients were discharged almost one day sooner than patients with posterior approach (2.28 days vs 3.02 days, p=0.0028).5|
|REDUCED RISK OF DISLOCATION||TARGET COMPONENT POSITIONING|
ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ is a defined solution for Anterior Approach, a muscle sparing technique. The Anterior Approach is associated with lower risk of dislocation compared to the posterior approach. 11,15
|ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ is a defined solution for Anterior Approach, which specifies the use of fluoroscopy for intra-operative images. Component positioning using intra-operative image check with the anterior approach is more accurate than positioning with the posterior approach without intra-operative check.12,13|
|REDUCING COST OF CARE|
|THA with the ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ MATTA METHOD™ resulted in $6,200 cost savings per patient ($17,763 with ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE MATTA METHOD vs. $23,969 compared to the cohort)10|
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