Advancements in minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Waldman2003AdvancementsIM,
  title={Advancements in minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Barry J Waldman},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 8 Suppl},
  pages={
          s833-6
        }
}
Orthopedic surgeons have successfully performed total hip arthroplasty (THA) for more than 40 years. During this time it has continued to evolve into a more predictable and refined procedure. Minimally invasive surgery represents one of the most recent techniques to have emerged within THA. In conventional THA, the incision typically measures 20-30 cm depending on the patient. Although conventional THA affords wide exposure of the hip joint, it also leads to a predictably large blood loss and… CONTINUE READING
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