Comparison of primary total hip replacements performed with a direct anterior approach versus the standard lateral approach: perioperative findings

@article{Alecci2011ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of primary total hip replacements performed with a direct anterior approach versus the standard lateral approach: perioperative findings},
  author={Vincenzo Alecci and Maurizio Valente and Marina Crucil and Matteo Minerva and C. Pellegrino and Dario Sabbadini},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={123-129}
}
Given the increasing demand for tissue-sparing surgery, the surgical approach is the subject of lively debate in total hip replacement. The aim of this paper is to compare the efficacy of the minimally invasive direct anterior approach and the standard lateral approach to total hip replacement surgery by observing intra- and perioperative outcomes. The authors conducted a retrospective study on a group of 419 consecutive patients undergoing total hip replacement for coxarthrosis. The patients… CONTINUE READING
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