hip arthoplasty

Tissue Damage Assessments in Total Hip Arthoplasty

Decreasing tissue damage and recovery time, while improving quality of life have been the focus of many approaches to total hip arthroplasty (THA). In this study, we compared two approaches, a tissue-sparing superior capsulotomy percutaneously assisted approach (SP) and the traditional posterior approach (TR), to address the question of whether the novel technique reduces tissue damage. The secondary aim of this study focused on the measurement technologies utilized to quantify the damage resulting from either SP or TR. Image J, BioQuant, and cellSens were the image analysis programs employed. Statistical validation and comparisons of results between all platforms were performed.