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For someone who's been refused a hip replacement on medical grounds and what treatment woukd they get?

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Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Non-surgical

There are several effective options when surgery isn't possible.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen, can help when taken regularly. Avoiding specific, aggravating activities can also help decrease pain. Xray guided injections are sometimes beneficial for months at a time when other treatments fail. Finally, physical therapy can sometimes help keep you more mobile.

In brief: Non-surgical

There are several effective options when surgery isn't possible.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen, can help when taken regularly. Avoiding specific, aggravating activities can also help decrease pain. Xray guided injections are sometimes beneficial for months at a time when other treatments fail. Finally, physical therapy can sometimes help keep you more mobile.
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