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Patients Seek A Different Approach To Hip Replacement Surgery
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Every year more than a quarter of a million Americans have total hip replacement surgery. It’s almost always a successful operation that frees patients from what’s often described as disabling pain. But in recent years, there’s been lots of discussion on the Internet about “anterior approach” hip replacement, a surgical technique that’s different than the standard procedure. It’s one that proponents say can lead to quicker recovery, three to four weeks compared to six to eight weeks for typical surgery.

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