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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2007 Sep;36(9 Suppl):4-5.

A comprehensive approach to outpatient total hip arthroplasty.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques for total hip arthroplasty (THA) have the potential for reduced tissue trauma, leading to more rapid recovery and return to function than with traditional approaches to THA. However, to achieve these potential benefits, all other aspects of patient care need to be modernized. Development and implementation of these newer anesthetic and rehabilitation protocols allow MIS-THA to be done safely on an outpatient basis in select patients.

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