Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2009 Dec 21;24(10):812-8. Epub 2009 Aug 21.
Department for Orthopaedic Surgery/Experimental Orthopaedics, Medical University Innsbruck, Salurnerstr. 15, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
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J Orthop Trauma 2002 Feb;16(2):73-81
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Objective: To evaluate objectively the effectiveness of current surgical management of displaced acetabular fractures. To provide insight into how these evaluation methods can be used to identify areas in which improvements in surgery and rehabilitation can be pursued to improve patient outcomes.
Design: Consecutive case series. Read More
Gait Posture 2006 Apr 24;23(3):374-82. Epub 2005 Jun 24.
Gait Analysis Laboratory, Musgrave Park Hospital, Stockmans Lane, Belfast BT9 7JB, Ireland.
Minimally invasive (MI) total hip replacement (THR) supposedly provides improved ambulation in the immediate post-operative period. This study used a prospective blinded design to analyse early post-operative walking ability using gait analysis. Seventeen patients were available for full analysis with nine having had the MI technique and eight having the standard incision (SI) technique. Read More
J Arthroplasty 2008 Sep;23(6 Suppl 1):68-73
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New England Musculoskeletal Institute, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06034-4037, USA.
Purported advantages of total hip arthroplasty performed with minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approaches are less muscle damage and faster recovery. There are little data scientifically evaluating these claims. Twenty-four consecutive hips were randomized to total hip arthroplasty through 1 of 3 MIS approaches (2-incision, mini-posterior, and mini-anterolateral). Read More
Instr Course Lect 2008 ;57:249-54
Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA.
Whether mini-incision total hip arthroplasty is associated with accelerated postoperative recovery is a subject of considerable controversy. A study was conducted to compare objective outcomes using gait analysis as a measure for recovery of function in patients treated with three different minimally invasive surgical approaches and the traditional posterior approach. Sixty-nine patients underwent instrumented gait analysis at self-selected and fast velocities preoperatively and at 6 weeks and 3 months postoperatively. Read More