Healio reported that “patients who underwent the direct anterior approach during total hip arthroplasty had less atrophy of the hip musculature compared with those who had direct lateral or posterior approaches.” The original study, published in the journal Orthopedics, compared results from 25 total hip replacements for severe osteoarthritis. Researchers did not see significant differences in patient-reported outcomes measures but noted significantly lower atrophy readings in the direct anterior approach group. Read more here.

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