No difference in hip function or functional performance between DA and DL THA approaches after 2yrs
Do Postoperative Results Differ in a Randomized Trial Between a Direct Anterior and a Direct Lateral Approach in THA?Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Jan;477(1):145-155. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000439
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164 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to surgery through either the direct anterior approach or direct lateral approach. Patients were assessed over 2-year follow-up for outcome related to the Harris Hip Score, the 6-minute walk test, the Oxford Hip Score, and the EuroQol 5-dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D). Results for all aforementioned measures demonstrated no signifi...
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