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Orthopedics. 2002 Oct;25(10):1031-43.

Mini-incision total hip arthroplasty: a comparative assessment of perioperative outcomes.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21224-2780, USA.


Compared with patients with total hip arthroplasty (THA) via a direct lateral approach, patients treated with THA via a mini-incision approach had significantly earlier ambulation, less transfer assistance, and more favorable discharge dispositions; they also had decreased transfusion requirements and better functional recovery with early physical therapy. This procedure achieved accurate and reproducible implantation, regardless of patient habitus.

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