There are several ways your surgeon may choose to insert a total hip replacement, these are called surgical approaches. Regardless of the approach, hip replacement surgery will include the replacement of your joint’s damaged cartilage and bone with implants. A combination of your past medical history, physical examinations, diagnostic imaging (X-rays, CT-scans, etc.), and experience with a particular surgical approach, will assist your surgeon to determine which is best approach for your specific needs.
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