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A traditional hip replacement procedure takes one to two hours, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Full recovery from the surgery may take three to six months. A minim... More »

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The anterior approach for hip replacement is performed without detaching the muscles and tissues from the hip or thighbones, according to DePuy Orthopaedics. Instead, the procedure is done by going between the muscles an... More »

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The Hospital for Special Surgery, with locations in several states, provides support and qualified physicians for patients who prefer minimally invasive knee surgery, according to HHS. The hospital claims that HSS surgeo... More »

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Hip replacement surgery may be required when treatments such as medication, exercise, canes and other aids for walking do not work, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. ... More »

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Hip replacement is recommended for people with hip joint damage that causes pain, interferes with life and responds unsatisfactorily to other treatment, explains the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal an... More »

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Exercise, walking aids and medication are alternatives to hip replacement surgery, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Exercise helps strengthen the muscles surrounding... More »

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Hip replacements are accomplished by surgically removing diseased portions of a hip joint and replacing them with artificial parts, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. ... More »

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