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UNLABELLED: The best approach to use when performing THA is controversial. We did a prospective, nonrandomized multicenter study of 1089 THAs to evaluate patient-centered hip scores and dislocation and revision rates when comparing anterolateral and posterior hip approaches at 5 years' followup. Patients were divided into two groups depending on which surgical approach was used: anterolateral or posterior. The primary outcome measure was change in Oxford hip score. At 5 years, there were no differences in change in Oxford hip score and in dislocation or revision rates between the groups. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level II, therapeutic study. See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

Original publication




Journal article


Clin orthop relat res

Publication Date





473 - 477


Aged, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Osteoarthritis, Hip, Prospective Studies, Reoperation, Treatment Outcome