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Benefit of early recovery outweighed by later complications with direct anterior THA approach

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November 2018

Benefit of early recovery outweighed by later complications with direct anterior THA approach

Vol: 7| Issue: 11| Number:5| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Early gain in pain reduction and hip function, but more complications following the direct anterior minimally invasive approach for total hip arthroplasty: a randomized trial of 100 patients with 5 years of follow up

Acta Orthop. 2018 Oct;89(5):484-489. doi: 10.1080/17453674.2018.1504505

Contributing Authors:
BH Brismar O Hallert A Tedhamre JU Lindgren

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100 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to either a direct anterior approach or a direct lateral approach. Patients were assessed for early and midterm outcomes with respect to pain, function performance, and patient-reported functional measures, as well as the incidence of complications. Results demonstrated significant advantages of the direct anterior approach relative...

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