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What are the latest advancements in joint replacement surgery?

One of the latest advancements in joint replacement surgery is minimally invasive techniques for hip joint replacement. Fluoroscopy, a type of x-ray, may be used during the procedure to assist with visualization. The incision required is smaller, and sometimes two small incisions are used rather than one large incision. These smaller incisions may result in reduced blood loss, decreased surgical time, and quicker rehabilitation in addition to reducing costs by shortening hospital stay.

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