Neurobionplus
Home About Journal AHEAD OF PRINT Current Issue Back Issues Instructions Submission Search Subscribe Blog    
Login 

Users Online: 1670 
Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size 
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-11

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement



Correspondence Address:
B. K Dhaon


Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Background: Limited number of studies in the world literature evaluating outcome of minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty has prevented its widespread acceptance as a standard surgical procedure. Methods: Study was conducted using modified posterior mini incision technique on thirty-eight patients undergoing primary THA for various disorders of hip. Perioperative parameters were compared with forty-five patients operated by conventional anterolateral approach. Results: Mean postoperative score was comparable in both the groups. It was 88 (range 72-97) in the mini incision group, while it was 89 (range 70-97) in the anterolateral group. Mean operative time was less in the mini incision group (62 minutes) as compared to the anterolateral group (84 minutes). Average blood loss in the mini incision group was 550 ml, as compared to 700 ml in the anterolateral group. Return of abductor strength was faster in the mini incision group, with time needed for cane walking being average 7 (20%) days less in the mini incision group. Conclusion: Mini incision posterior approach can decrease operative time, blood loss, and intraoperative complications and hasten rehabilitation.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed539    
    Printed43    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded44    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal