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    maria111
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    Hello,
    I was wondering that if you get a hip replacement surgery, what material is used considering toy would have to evacuate all the bone marrow from the replacement which renders it useless?

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    Hello,
    In a hip surgical procedure, bones from another person are not necessarily used but rather synthetic materials such as steel can be used especially for the ball and socket joint surgeries. The materials are very lightweight and are not supplied by blood but rather they just aid in movement.

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