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Volume:36 Issue:11 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12561
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

No Difference in Pain and Function with a Direct Anterior Approach vs Posterior Approach in THA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Direct anterior versus posterior approach for total hip arthroplasty: a multicentre, prospective, randomized clinical trial.

Can J Surg. Sep-Oct 2020;63(5):E412-E417

Contributing Authors: K Moerenhout P Derome GY Laflamme S Leduc HS Gaspard B Benoit

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Fifty-five patients with osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis scheduled for a total hip arthroplasties (THA) were randomized into receiving THA via the direct anterior approach (n=28) or posterior approach (n=27). The primary outcome of interest included the hospital length of stay. The secondary outcomes included function measured by Harris Hip Score (HHS), pain measured on a Visual Analogue Scale (VA...

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