Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement
What Hip Replacement Research Is Being Done?
To help avoid unsuccessful surgery, researchers are studying
the types of patients most likely to benefit from a hip replacement.
Researchers also are developing new surgical techniques, materials, and designs
of prostheses, and studying ways to reduce the inflammatory response of the
body to the prosthesis. Other areas of research address recovery and
rehabilitation programs, such as home health and outpatient programs.
Where Can People Find More Information about Hip Replacement Surgery?
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-4262
World Wide Web address: http://www.aaos.org
The Hip Society
c/o Richard B. Welch, M.D.
One Shrader Street, Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94117
The Society maintains a list of physicians who are
specialists in problems of the hip and provides physician referrals by