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Should You Have Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery?

(ĐTĐ) – Once considered high-tech, joint replacements are now a common operation. Surgeons replace more than a million hips and knees each year in the U.S. Studies show joint replacements can significantly relieve pain and increase mobility in about 90% of people who get them.   “Joint replacement can be a life-changing procedure for the […]

Knee, Hip Replacements Carry Blood Clot Risk

(ĐTĐ) – Doctors have long known that dangerous blood clots can occur after joint replacement surgery of the knees or hips. Now, a new analysis puts numbers on the risk.   About 1 in 100 patients who undergo knee replacement surgery and 1 in 200 patients who have hip replacement surgery will develop a blood […]

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