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A minimal-incision technique with an incision no more than 10 centimeters has which of the following advantages compared to a standard incision for a total hip replacement?
lower post-operative visual analogue pain score
less transfusion requirement
shorter length of stay
better cosmetic result
less pain medication requirement
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During a minimally invasive approach to total hip arthroplasty a femoral periprosthetic fracture occurs. Which of the following steps is crucial to properly treat this complication?
Transitioning to an extensile approach to adequately visualize and reduce the fracture
Limiting post-operative weight bearing
Switching to a cemented femoral stem to avoid the stresses created during press-fit fixation
Delaying the arthroplasty until the fracture has healed
Supplementing the fracture with autograft