Ask Dr. Marks: 07/03

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Ive heard recently about minimally invasive total hip replacement. How is it done, and what are its advantages-reduced rehab time, a longer lasting replacement? Surgical techniques have been developed to implant an un-cemented total hip replacement through two small incisions that allow access to the femur and the cup or acetabular portion of the hip. The hip prosthesis is fabricated to allow bone to grow into pores or crevasses located on the surfaces of the metal…
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