Deciding About Hip Replacement

Deciding About Hip ReplacementUnderstanding the reasons for hip replacement, success rates, risk factors and the importance of a second opinion can help you be an active participant in your surgeon’s decision to suggest hip resurfacing, partial hip replacement or total hip replacement. The surgeon’s decision will be based on many factors, including age and the damage to your hip joint. Your surgeon will consider total hip surgery when alternative methods such as changes in activities, mild painkillers, and physiotherapy have been exhausted.
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