Soft tissue balance of the hip.

@article{Longjohn1998SoftTB,
  title={Soft tissue balance of the hip.},
  author={D. Longjohn and L. Dorr},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          97-100
        }
}
Release of static and dynamic contractures around the hip provides significant immediate benefits for the patient and accelerates postoperative rehabilitation. Knee pain is decreased, groin pain is eliminated, range of motion of the hip is increased, and functional leg-length difference is reduced. This article emphasizes the importance of techniques used to ensure soft tissue balance. 

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