hemi arthroplasty

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I need hip surgery and was wondering about the resurfacing technique that is being done in the UK. I asked my surgeon here in the states and he doesn't recommend it. Instead he wants to perform a hemiarthroplasty on me instead of the total hip or resurfacing procedure. He says this hemi has been done in the past and has been revised or improved and would be an alternative to THR. Not sure which way to go.

-- Phillip Chu (wrench4now@hotmail.com), December 04, 2003

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