A comparison of the minimally invasive dual-incision versus posterolateral approach in total hip arthroplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study directly compared a minimally invasive dual-incision muscle-sparing surgical technique with a standard posterolateral approach in total hip arthroplasty to assess for early complications, clinical success, and alignment. Total hip arthroplasties using a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing, dual-incision approach were performed on 21 hips (20 patients). This cohort was compared to a contemporaneously performed group of 21 hips (20 patients) using a standard posterolateral approach. Five complications were reported for the dual-incision group versus one complication for the posterolateral group. Postoperative radiographic alignment of the prosthesis was closer to optimal for the posterolateral group. The dual-incision group had longer operating times and a significant increase in complications. The authors have discontinued the use of this technique based on the results of this study.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kolisek, FR; Seyler, TM; Ulrich, SD; Marker, DR; Jessup, NM; Mont, MA

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 /

Start / End Page

  • 253 - 258

PubMed ID

  • 18802911

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1090-3941


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States