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Osteoarthritis, characterized by pain and swelling in the joints, is the breakdown of cartilage in the joints.  This change can be seen through the use of an X-ray.  Blood tests and tests of the synovial fluid in the joint can indicate the onset of osteoarthritis.

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  Advanced osteoarthritis of the hip that has not responded to the standard, conservative treatments is typically treated with hip replacement surgery. However, over the past several years a similar operation has been receiving increased interest as an alternative to hip replacement - it is known as hip resurfacing. The question is, does…

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