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Table 1 General characteristic of the included studies. 1, Harris hip score at final follow-up; 2, VAS at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, and 12 weeks; 3, operation time, 4, total blood loss, 5, transfusion rate, 6, length of hospital stay, 7, complications, 8, temporal and spatial gait characteristics (velocity, stride length, and step length)

From: Direct anterior versus lateral approaches for clinical outcomes after total hip arthroplasty: a meta-analysis

Author Country No. of patients (n) Mean age (years) Female (%) BMI (kg/m2) Outcomes Study Follow-up
Mjaaland 2015 Norway 84/80 66.9 66 27.65 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 RCT At discharge
Restrepo 2010 USA 50/50 67.2 69.8 27.6 1, 3, 4, 6, 9 RCT 48 months
Parvizi 2016 USA 50/50 72.4 62 28 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 RCT 12 months
Mayr 2009 Austria 16/17 66 52.5 25.6 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 RCT 3 months
Zomar 2018 Canada 36/42 60.2 52 27.9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 RCT 3 months