Hip Joint Pain After Sitting

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Hip arthroplasty; Total hip replacement; Hip hemiarthroplasty


Expectations after surgery

The results of hip prosthesis surgery are usually excellent. The operation relieves pain and stiffness, and most patients (over 80%) need no help walking.

With time -- sometimes as long as 20 years -- the artificial joint will loosen and revision surgery will become necessary. Younger people may wear out the lining of their new cup and need it replaced before the...

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