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Unexpected consequences from hip surgery: Uneven limbs

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January 15, 2014
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It’s one of the most troublesome and yet little known problems that occur after total hip replacement, thousands of patients left with one leg longer than the other. Find out about this little known problem that can carry big consequences.


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