Research Article| Volume 27, ISSUE 8, P1569-1574.e1, September 2012

Two-Incision Minimally Invasive vs Standard Total Hip Arthroplasty: Comparison of Component Position and Hospital Costs


      Forty-nine patients undergoing 2-incision total hip arthroplasty were matched by age, gender, body mass index, and comorbidity to patients undergoing a standard lateral Hardinge approach. Hospital costs and charges were compared along with length of stay, component position, and complication rates. Component position and complication rates were identical for the 2 groups. However, hospital costs and charges were significantly lower for the 2-incision group, as was length of stay.


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