Early pain relief and function after posterior minimally invasive and conventional total hip arthroplasty. A prospective, randomized, blinded study.

@article{Dorr2007EarlyPR,
  title={Early pain relief and function after posterior minimally invasive and conventional total hip arthroplasty. A prospective, randomized, blinded study.},
  author={Lawrence D. Dorr and Aditya Vikram Maheshwari and William T Long and Zhinian Wan and Leigh Ellen Sirianni},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={1153-60}
}
BACKGROUND Few prospective randomized studies have demonstrated benefits of minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty when compared with conventional total hip arthroplasty. We hypothesized that patients treated with a posterior mini-incision would have better results than those treated with a posterior long incision with regard to the achievement of established goals for pain relief and functional recovery permitting hospital discharge by the second postoperative day. METHODS Sixty of 231… CONTINUE READING