Is the Direct Superior, Iliotibial Band-Sparing Approach Associated With Decreased Pain After Total Hip Arthroplasty?

@article{Nam2017IsTD,
  title={Is the Direct Superior, Iliotibial Band-Sparing Approach Associated With Decreased Pain After Total Hip Arthroplasty?},
  author={Denis Nam and Zachary I Meyer and Richard D Rames and Ryan M. Nunley and Robert L. Barrack and Douglas J Roger},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2017},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          453-457
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recently, the direct superior approach (DSA) has been introduced in total hip arthroplasty (THA) with the goal of limiting soft tissue dissection. This study's purpose was to use a visual pain diagram questionnaire to determine the location and severity of pain in patients undergoing THA via a DSA vs miniposterior approach (MPA). METHODS This was a prospective, Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved investigation from 3 centers. Patients aged 18-70 years with a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING

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