New Procedure May Replace Traditional Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery has come a long way in the past couple of decades, with faster recovery times and lower risk of complications. It’s also become a lot more common, particularly for younger patients. But a new procedure may make some of those operations unnecessary. It involves a technique that’s been used in place of some knee replacements for the past couple of years. A few orthopedic surgeons are now beginning to utilize a procedure that uses a compound to fill voids in damaged hip joints, rather than swapping out that joint for an artificial one. The procedure, called Subchondroplasty,...

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