Minimally invasive intermuscular approach does not improve outcomes in bipolar hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fracture.

@article{Tsukada2010MinimallyII,
  title={Minimally invasive intermuscular approach does not improve outcomes in bipolar hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fracture.},
  author={Sachiyuki Tsukada and Motohiro Wakui},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={753-7}
}
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) can lead to early recovery, but its postoperative effect is short after total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. Because bipolar hemiarthroplasty (BHA) for femoral neck fractures is preferred for elderly patients, early functional recovery may prevent the rapid progression of disuse atrophy, and an MIS surgical approach may improve subsequent hip joint function. METHODS MIS-BHA was performed using the direct anterior approach, without muscle or… CONTINUE READING