Comparison of early postoperative functional levels following total hip replacement using minimally invasive versus standard incisions. A prospective randomized blinded trial.

@article{Lawlor2005ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of early postoperative functional levels following total hip replacement using minimally invasive versus standard incisions. A prospective randomized blinded trial.},
  author={Marie Lawlor and Patricia Humphreys and Esther Morrow and Luke O Ogonda and Damien Bennett and David Elliott and David E. Beverland},
  journal={Clinical rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={465-74}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of single-incision minimally invasive total hip replacement (< or = 10 cm) to standard-incision (16 cm) total hip replacement in the early postoperative period with respect to functional and mobilizing ability (transfers, mobilizing, walking and stair assessment). SETTING Orthopaedic wards of a regional orthopaedic centre. SUBJECTS Two hundred and nineteen total hip replacement patients were tested between December 2003 and June 2004. INTERVENTIONS… CONTINUE READING
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