Direct anterior surgical approach superior to lateral approach for THA
Prospective randomized study of two surgical approaches for total hip arthroplastyJ Arthroplasty. 2010 Aug;25(5):671-9
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100 patients with hip arthritis scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to the surgical exposure via direct anterior approach or a direct lateral approach. At a 2 year follow up, the direct anterior approach was found to be superior to the direct lateral approach, as it lead to significantly better performance outcomes and a quicker recovery.
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