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When and why are hip replacements typically needed?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: For pain

Hip replacements are usually performed for arthritic pain of the hip joint that does not respond to non-operative therapy such as medications and physical therapy.
Some hip replacements are performed for broken hips or other kinds of deformity.

In brief: For pain

Hip replacements are usually performed for arthritic pain of the hip joint that does not respond to non-operative therapy such as medications and physical therapy.
Some hip replacements are performed for broken hips or other kinds of deformity.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Arthritis

Degenerative arthritis is the most common reason when the joint wears out.
Can also be from inflammatory arthritis, post traumatic.

In brief: Arthritis

Degenerative arthritis is the most common reason when the joint wears out.
Can also be from inflammatory arthritis, post traumatic.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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