Limited benefits of the direct anterior approach in primary hip arthroplasty: A prospective single centre cohort study.

@article{Jelsma2017LimitedBO,
  title={Limited benefits of the direct anterior approach in primary hip arthroplasty: A prospective single centre cohort study.},
  author={Jetse Jelsma and Rik Pijnenburg and Harm W. Boons and Peter J M G Eggen and Lucas L. A. Kleijn and Herman Lacroix and Hub J Noten},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedics},
  year={2017},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={53-58}
}
BACKGROUND Since years a discussion is held on the best approach to perform total hip replacement (THR). Risk of dislocation, abductor weakness and a possible difference in rehabilitation are mentioned. We performed this study to objectify that the use of the direct anterior approach (DAA) results in a faster rehabilitation after THR compared to the non-DAA (posterolateral and anterolateral) approach. METHODS A single centre prospective cohort study was conducted. Pre- and 16-weeks… CONTINUE READING