Two-Incision Minimally Invasive vs Standard Total Hip Arthroplasty: Comparison of Component Position and Hospital Costs
Journal of Arthroplasty, 05/30/2012
Amman S et al. – 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.