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BACKGROUND Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most successful orthopaedic procedures. Because of the increasing number of THAs, a growing demand for faster recovery and a greater emphasis on cost-effectiveness, minimally invasive THAs have been introduced in the last decades. The direct anterior approach is a minimally invasive, tissue-sparing(More)
BACKGROUND The direct anterior approach (DAA) for total hip arthroplasty has claimed to be a true tissue-sparing minimally invasive approach that has less tissue damage and a faster recovery when compared to the posterolateral approach (PLA). The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to measure the differences in serum markers and functional outcomes(More)
A 17-year-old male patient presented with a swelling on his right shoulder 1 week after a fall. MRI revealed a superficial fluid collection of the acromion and trapezius muscle, with slight enhancement of the wall. The swelling burst open spontaneously after failed conservative therapy and was treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. Tissue cultures(More)
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