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.
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:
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.
Founding President: Joel Matta, MD
President: Charlie DeCook, MD
Vice President: Nick Mast
Secretary: Atul Kamath
Treasurer: Joseph Schwab
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