During total hip replacement, diseased hip cartilage and bone is replaced with artificial materials. Risks of the surgery include blood clots in the lower extremities, difficulty with urination, infection, bone fracture, scarring, limited range of motion, and prosthesis failure. Read more: Total Hip Replacement Article
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- Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds
- Does Hopping Help Your Hips?
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- Many May Be OK to Drive 2 Weeks After Getting New Hip: Study
- More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced
- Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients
- Health Tip: Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery
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- Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery
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- After Hip Fracture, Home Exercise Program May Boost Recovery
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- Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women
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- Surgeons' Group Gives Gift of New Hips, Knees to Uninsured
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