The Direct Anterior Approach is a modern technique to perform hip replacement. With the traditional posterior approach, the surgeon is forced to cut the large muscles of the hip, release the stabilizing structures and then dislocate the hip. All of this causes pain and prolongs recovery. The Direct Anterior Approach avoids these issuses by working between two muscles in the front of the hip. No muscles are cut and as a result the recovery is much quicker and postoperative pain much less.