Lower Dislocation Rate Following Total Hip Arthroplasty via Direct Anterior Approach than via Posterior Approach: Five-Year-Average Follow-Up Results
Sachiyuki Tsukada*, Motohiro Wakui
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 157
Last Page: 162
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-9-157
Article History:Received Date: 24/9/2014
Revision Received Date: 25/3/2015
Acceptance Date: 20/4/2015
Electronic publication date: 15/5/2015
Collection year: 2015
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The aim of the study was to compare the dislocation rate between total hip arthroplasty (THA) via direct anterior approach (DAA) and via posterior approach (PA).
We compared a consecutive series of 139 THAs via DAA with 177 THAs via PA. All study patients received ceramic-on-ceramic bearing surfaces and similar uncemented prostheses. Dislocation-free survival after THA was estimated using the Kaplan–Meier survival method and compared between groups using the log-rank test.
In the DAA group, none of 139 hips experienced dislocations in five-year-average follow-up. In the PA group, seven hips experienced dislocations among 177 hips (4 %). The dislocation was significantly less in the DAA group compared to the PA group (p = 0.033).
The dislocation rate of THA via DAA was significantly less than that of THA via PA.