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Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement (cont.)

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Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is a new procedure. Short-term results are promising. Surgeons are gaining more experience with these new techniques. If the implants are placed properly, the new hip should last through several decades of reasonable use, as long as precautions and activity recommendations given by the surgeon are followed.

Minimally invasive hip replacements allow earlier discharge from the hospital, less pain, and faster return to the activities of daily living. Less physical therapy is needed after discharge. However, there are specific complications for any new procedure. The experience of the surgeon is also a factor. Surgeon selection and patient education are very important when it comes to new technology in surgery.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014
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