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Anterior Hip Foundation

The Anterior Hip Foundation (AHF) was created to be the world’s foremost incubator for the anterior approach total hip arthroplasty procedure. Founded by global thought leader and anterior approach pioneer Dr. Joel Matta of Santa Monica, CA, the AHF is a collaborative enterprise created by orthopedic surgeons to continue improving patient care…one anterior approach total hip arthroplasty at a time.

The Anterior Hip Foundation is a U.S. I.R.S. 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, Tax ID# 27-3924751.

Our Mission

The Anterior Hip Foundation (AHF) is devoted to advancing hip surgery through surgical technique,innovative technology, research, and education.

History of Anterior Approach Hip Arthroplasty

First performed by Dr. Robert Judet in 1947, the anterior approach hip replacement procedure has emerged in recent years as the preferred surgical technique for patients due to its multitude of advantages, including:

  • Reduced risk of difficult complications such as dislocation
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Faster recovery of activities of daily living
  • Improved range of motion
  • Better ability to ascend and descend stairs

Nearly 400,000 patients undergo a total hip arthroplasty in the USA each year, and this procedure is widely recognized as one of the most economically and clinically successful surgeries of its kind. The large body of peer reviewed research and clinical studies examining the results of anterior approach total hip arthroplasty continues to expand and today it is believed that nearly 33% of all THA procedures performed in the USA are done via the anterior approach.

AHF Technologies

Board Of Directors

Founding President: Joel Matta, MD

President: Charlie DeCook, MD

Vice President: Nick Mast

Secretary: Atul Kamath

Treasurer: Joseph Schwab

Federal Tax Returns

This content is forthcoming.