Mini-Incision versus Standard Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty Regarding Surgical Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

TitleMini-Incision versus Standard Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty Regarding Surgical Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsXu C-P, Li X, Song J-Q, Cui Z, Yu B
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue11
Paginatione80021
Date Published2013
Abstract

It remains controversial whether mini-incision (MI) benefits patients in total hip arthroplasty (THA). We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the effects of MI on surgical and functional outcomes in THA patients.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0080595
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE