Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty : A prospective randomized study

Chimento, George F., Pavone, Vito, Sharrock, Nigel, Kahn, Barbara, Cahill, Janet and Sculco, Thomas P. (2005) Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty : A prospective randomized study. Journal of Arthroplasty, 20 2: 139-144. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2004.09.061

Author Chimento, George F.
Pavone, Vito
Sharrock, Nigel
Kahn, Barbara
Cahill, Janet
Sculco, Thomas P.
Title Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty : A prospective randomized study
Journal name Journal of Arthroplasty   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-5403
Publication date 2005-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.arth.2004.09.061
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 139
End page 144
Total pages 6
Place of publication Rosemont, IL, United States
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Patients without prior hip surgery and body mass index lower than 30 undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty were eligible to participate in a randomized prospective study comparing a minimally invasive with a standard approach. The patients were randomized to receive incisions of 8 cm (group A, n = 28) or 15 cm (group B, n = 32). The groups were similar demographically. Patients in group A had significantly less intraoperative blood loss ( P < .003) and less total blood loss ( P < .009). Fewer patients in group A limped at 6 weeks ( P < .04). Operative time, transfusion requirements, narcotic usage, length of hospital stay, achievement of rehabilitation milestones, cane usage, and complications were similar in both groups. There was no difference between the groups at 1- and 2-year follow-up. Compared with a standard incision, patients who underwent a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty demonstrated decreased blood loss and limped less at 6-week follow-up.
Keyword Total hip arthroplasty
Minimally invasive
Surgical approach
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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