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A 40-year-old member asked:

Will taking oils make artificial hip joints work better?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
No: Your body will naturally produce the fluid necessary to lubricate an artificial joint. Dietary supplements will not influence the function of a joint replacement.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can taking oils make artificial hip joints work better?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harry Steinman
44 years experience
No: It would be very unlikely that any oil you could ingest would selectively be accumulated in the capsule of an artificial joint.
Last updated Dec 19, 2012

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