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  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Means Faster Recovery

    Source: Birmingham MedicalNews


    The vast majority of surgeons use the posterior approach for hip replacement, entering at the butt and cutting through the large gluteus maximus muscle, then detaching the deep muscles, as well as the small muscles controlling hip rotation, to reach the hip joint. Its major surgery, with muscle cut from the bone and an extensive recovery period, but it's been the preferred method, in large part, because the hip joint is well exposed.

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  • Surgery to Preserve Hips in Young Patients on Rise

    Source: medicine.utah.edu


    Young patients with hip pain have traditionally found themselves caught halfway between hurting and hip replacement. Unless the damage is obvious and dire, no one's wild about replacing the joint, because artificial joints wear out over time and, eventually, younger patients will require a return trip to the operating room for yet another set of hips.

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  • Computer-Assisted Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery

    Source: bonesmart.org


    In computer-assisted robotic surgery, a robot acts as an extension of the surgeon's eyes and hands in a minimally invasive surgery to replace an arthritic hip. The robotics help surgeons operate more effectively through a smaller incision.

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  • Bursitis: A Source of Hip Pain

    Source: EverydayHealth


    Your body limits friction between bones and tendons with fluid-filled sacs called bursae. Swelling and irritation of one or more of these sacs is called bursitis. You can get bursitis in any of your major joints such as knees, shoulders, and hips.

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  • How Hip Pain Affects Your Body

    Source: EverydayHealth


    Your hips — the ball-and-socket joints formed by the pelvic bone and the end of the femur bone – are pretty strong, and it takes a good deal of force to injure them. However, if you have hip pain, it may cause you to feel pain elsewhere in the body. Patients who have hip pain may also complain of hip and knee pain, hip and leg pain, or hip and shoulder pain.

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