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Approaches to total hip arthroplasty: micro-hip versus Bauer

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November 2014

Approaches to total hip arthroplasty: micro-hip versus Bauer

Vol: 3| Issue: 11| Number:39| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Total hip arthroplasty through the mini-incision (Micro-hip) approach versus the standard transgluteal (Bauer) approach: a prospective, randomised study

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2014 Aug;22(2):168-72

Contributing Authors:
T Dienstknecht C Luring M Tingart J Grifka E Sendtner

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Synopsis

A total of 143 patients, 80 women and 63 men, with primary hip osteoarthritis were randomly scheduled to undergo unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) either through a mini-incision approach (micro-hip) or a standard, lateral, transgluteal approach (Bauer). The purpose of the study was to compare the post-operative outcomes of both approaches for THA. Results indicated that the micro-hip group a...

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