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Who really needs hip replacements?
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Severe arthritis
Patients with severe arthritis of the hip will benefit from total hip replacement.
Arthritis may present in varying degrees of severity and clinical symptoms. It is generally recommended to maximize the conservative or non-operative treatment of arthritis before a patient seriously considers hip replacement. Consult an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip replacement for further ?'s.

In brief: Severe arthritis
Patients with severe arthritis of the hip will benefit from total hip replacement.
Arthritis may present in varying degrees of severity and clinical symptoms. It is generally recommended to maximize the conservative or non-operative treatment of arthritis before a patient seriously considers hip replacement. Consult an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip replacement for further ?'s.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Advanced Arthritis
People with advanced arthritis of the hip will benefit from replacement.
It is very effective at relieving pain and restoring the ability to walk.

In brief: Advanced Arthritis
People with advanced arthritis of the hip will benefit from replacement.
It is very effective at relieving pain and restoring the ability to walk.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Dr. Greg Hicken
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