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What technique is used during a hip replacement surgery?

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Most hip replacement surgeries today involve one 8 to 10 inch cut along the side of the hip. But more surgeons are using “minimally invasive” techniques with one to two cuts from 2 to 5 inches long. From there, the two surgeries are the same.

The smaller cuts may lessen blood loss, ease pain following surgery, shorten hospital stays, leave smaller scars and speed up healing.

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

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