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Review
, 55, 215-22

Two-incision Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty: Techniques and Results to Date

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Review

Two-incision Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty: Techniques and Results to Date

Paul J Duwelius. Instr Course Lect.

Abstract

The two-incision minimally invasive technique for total hip arthroplasty is described in detail, with attention to pearls of technique, for a prospective group of 200 patients, as well as a matched-pair group of 43 patients who underwent either the two-incision procedure or the mini-incision (single-incision posterior) procedure. The importance of a total hip critical pathway is emphasized, and the economic benefits are presented. Results reveal that the two-incision and mini-incision techniques have acceptable complication rates, are cost effective, and are beneficial to the patient, with reduced hospital stays, high patient satisfaction, and earlier return to function.

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