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ACE Report #7243
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

THA via direct anterior approach results in quicker ambulation without assistive devices

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty yields more rapid voluntary cessation of all walking AIDS: a prospective, randomized clinical trial

J Arthroplasty. 2014 Sep;29(9 Suppl):169-72

Contributing Authors: MJ Taunton JB Mason SM Odum BD Springer

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54 patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) for primary degenerative arthritis of the hip were randomly assigned to undergo THA via a direct anterior approach or mini-posterior approach. The purpose of this study was to investigate if any differences in functional outcomes, SF-12, WOMAC, and HSS scores existed between the approaches, as well as if there was a difference in the numb...

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