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avn requires hip replacement
Mar 12, 2003

I hear of deaths resulting from infection and cloting due to hip replacement. The socket is almost gone so it is either that or a wheelchair. Is the risk that great. I'm 21 years pos. and in good shape both phys. and mntl. Tom Grayson

Response from Dr. Henry

I have had several patients undergo a hip replacement and they have done fine. It is a common procedure in more elderly patients--if the patient is motivated to follow exercise and drug recommendations--which has an acceptable side effect rate. There are some experimental options--I assume you have been dealing with an experienced and research connected orthopeutic surgeon. KH



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