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How much is an artificial hip like a real hip in function?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Better
A hip replacement often improves range of motion.
Sometimes too much motion, and dislocation becomes a risk. Metal on plastic surfaces don't last forever, so higher impact activities should be limited. Otherwise, daily activities are restored, and function is better than before surgery.

In brief: Better
A hip replacement often improves range of motion.
Sometimes too much motion, and dislocation becomes a risk. Metal on plastic surfaces don't last forever, so higher impact activities should be limited. Otherwise, daily activities are restored, and function is better than before surgery.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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