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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
847/823-7186
800/346-AAOS
Fax: 847/823-8125
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
415/221-0665
Fax: 415/221-4023

The Society maintains a list of physicians who are specialists in problems of the hip and provides physician referrals by geographic area.

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