Monday, April 21, 2014

Costs and Insurance

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The cost of living with osteoarthritis can vary greatly.  For the most mild cases, over the counter pain relievers and supplements should help cure the pain.  As the condition progresses and pain and immobility increase, prescription drugs may be necessary.  In the most extreme cases, surgery - particularly joint replacement surgery - can cost thousands of dollars.  If pain is severe, insurance is necessary to help cover the costs, and, due to the disease and its ability to negatively effect so many aspects of life, insurance companies often do cover treatment 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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