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Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty
Kazimierz Rąpała, Marcin Obrębski, Aleksandra Rąpała, Marcin Milecki, Andrzej Tarnowski
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2007; 9(1):31-38
ICID: 473340
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 7.12
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Summary
Introduction. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of hip endoprothesis constitutes an attempt to reduce the magnitude of surgical intervention. The aim of our study was to describe minimally invasive hip surgery and to report the authors’ own early outcome.
Material and methods. Between 2004 and 2006 we operated 41 hips in the Orthopedic Department of the Postgraduate Medical Education Center in Otwock, Poland, using MIS from a posterior access. 29 patients operated by MIS were included in the study, 23 of whom were available for follow-up. The control group consisted of 29 patients randomly selected patients who were operated with the classical method. The patients qualified for MIS were below 30 BMI, and had a structurally normal hip joint and a good range of motion.
Results. The early results were analyzed statistically, taking 20 parameters into account. Statistically significant differences between the MIS and classical groups were found only in BMI, structure of hip joint and range of motion.
Conclusions. The implantation of a hip endoprothesis by MIS does not differ from the classical operation from posterior access, with the exception of skin incision length.

ICID 473340
PMID 17514172 - click here to show this article in PubMed
 
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