Obese patients gain similar benefits from MicroHip THA as do non-obese patients
A minimally invasive approach for total hip arthroplasty does not diminish early post-operative outcome in obese patients: a prospective, randomised trialInt Orthop. 2013 Jun;37(6):1013-8. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-1833-5. Epub 2013 Feb 28
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134 patients were randomized to undergo total hip arthroplasty (THA) using either the transgluteal (Bauer) or minimally invasive (MicroHip) methods. Within each group, patients were stratified based on their body mass index (BMI): patients with a BMI greater than 30 kg/m^2 were put into one group, while patients with a BMI less than 30 kg/m^2 were put into the other. Overall, the purpose of this s...
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