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Approaches to the hip

J. Miles and Timothy W.R. Briggs

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.007002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Approaches to the hip

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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.

Chapter.  2279 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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