Early discharge and recovery with three minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty approaches: a preliminary study.

@article{Meneghini2009EarlyDA,
  title={Early discharge and recovery with three minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty approaches: a preliminary study.},
  author={Robert Michael Meneghini and Shelly A Smits},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2009},
  volume={467 6},
  pages={1431-7}
}
UNLABELLED Purported advantages of THA performed with minimally invasive surgical approaches include less muscle damage and faster recovery. The purpose of this preliminary investigation was to determine if differences existed between minimally invasive approaches in hospital discharge and early functional recovery in THA patients with a rapid rehabilitation protocol. Twenty-four consecutive patients were randomized to one of three minimally invasive surgical approaches (two-incision, mini… CONTINUE READING

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