A NEW SORT OF HIP REPLACEMENT Hip replacement surgery can be long and complicated. What we’re offering at Vitosha Hospital is a new way of performing it, and our work’s sparked lots of interest here in Bulgaria. This is an interview our lead surgeon Dr Orlin Filipov gave to the daily newspaper Trud – one of Bulgaria’s biggest. The aim for orthopaedic surgeons these days is to make a smaller surgical incision, so the delicate structures around the hip can be protected from damage as much as possible, and the operation can be carried out without a blood transfusion. Dr Filipov tells Trud more about what this groundbreaking technique means for patients..