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2022 Jun 02

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg

Effect of anterior approach compared to posterolateral approach on readiness for discharge and thrombogenic markers in patients undergoing unilateral total hip arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study.


Kunze KN, McLawhorn AS, Jules-Elysee KM, Alexiades MM, Desai NA, Lin Y, Beathe JC, Ma Y, Zhang W, Sculco TP
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2022 Jun 02.
PMID: 35652949.


The direct anterior approach (DAA) for total hip arthroplasty (THA) is considered less invasive than the posterolateral approach (PLA), possibly leading to earlier mobilization, faster recovery, and lower levels of thrombogenic markers. The purpose of the current study was to prospectively compare readiness for discharge, rehabilitation milestones, markers of thrombosis and inflammation at 6 weeks postoperatively between DAA and PLA.