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Comparison of primary total hip replacements performed with a direct anterior approach versus the standard lateral approach: perioperative findings

Journal of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyOfficial Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology201213:190

DOI: 10.1007/s10195-012-0190-2

Received: 10 October 2011

Accepted: 13 March 2012

Published: 5 April 2012

Sir,

We read with interest the article entitled “Comparison of primary total hip replacements performed with a direct anterior approach versus the standard lateral approach: perioperative findings” by Alecci et al. [1] and congratulate the authors for this excellent study. However, there are some concerns:
  • 1. The authors have not stated whether all the replacements were cemented, uncemented, or both, as minimally invasive surgery is more suited for uncemented [2].

  • 2. The authors have also overlooked the difference in rehabilitation time after surgery or analgesic requirements between the two groups.

It would be helpful if the authors elaborated on the above-mentioned concerns.

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Conflict of interest

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
(2)

References

  1. Alecci V, Valente M, Crucil M, Minerva M, Pellegrino C-M et al (2011) Comparison of primary total hip replacements performed with a direct anterior approach versus the standard lateral approach: perioperative findings. J Orthop Traumat 12:123–129View ArticleGoogle Scholar
  2. Breusch SJ, Malchau H (2005) The well-cemented total hip arthroplasty—theory and practice, 1 edn. Springer Medizin Verlag, Berlin, 1–15

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