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What reduces hip dislocations after total hip replacement (THR)?

Hip dislocations after total hip replacement (THR) can be reduced if the doctor performs anterior hip replacement surgery. Because muscles are not cut during surgery, there is less risk for dislocation. The doctor can also use live x-ray to perfectly align the hip replacement, which also leads to less risk of dislocation.

Dr. William A. Leone, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

The incidence of hip dislocations after total hip replacement (THR) has dropped dramatically compared to years past. This is due to more precise and consistent component positioning, improved plastic liner technology (which allows for the use of larger femoral heads) and improved surgical techniques to close the surrounding soft tissues. People return to normal activities much sooner because their hips heal faster and are inherently more stable.

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