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Osteoporosis

26 April 2010

State-of-the-art hip procedure

Long hospital stays after hip replacements may be something of the past. An operation, currently being performed in the UK, enables patients to walk a day after the procedure.

Long hospital stays after hip replacements may be something of the past. An operation, currently being performed in the UK, enables patients to walk a single day after the procedure.

The technique differs from traditional procedures in the respect that the replacement joint is inserted through two small cuts of between four and five centimeters, whereas conventional operations involved 30 centimeter incisions.

 

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