Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty: an overview of the results.

  title={Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty: an overview of the results.},
  author={Paul J Duwelius and Lawrence D. Dorr},
  journal={Instructional course lectures},
Small-incision total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been shown to be safe and effective in achieving early postoperative improvements in pain and function. The comparative published reports of the two-incision, anterior, and mini-posterior techniques have defined indications for small-incision THAs. The mini-posterior approach appears to be better than the traditional posterior approach for THA in terms of early patient function and acceptance. There may be little difference among the mini-incision… CONTINUE READING

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