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Approaches to the hip 

Approaches to the hip
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Approaches to the hip
Author(s):

J. Miles

and Timothy W.R. Briggs

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.007002
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date: 13 December 2019

The development of safe and reliable approaches has allowed hip replacement surgery to be undertaken successfully

There are four main approaches, each with their inherent advantages and disadvantages

Awareness of the structures at risk with each approach reduces the risk of iatrogenic injury

All of the approaches have been modified and improved upon to address specific weaknesses.

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