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Hello. I am a 22 year old female with hip avascular necrosis. I am looking at hip replacemetn surgery but have so many questions:
1. what is the best type of prosthesis for young patients?
2. How many revisions are possible? because i am young i fear revisions in the future?
3. Do hips still function well after revisions? or is there subsequent loss of range of motion and pain after revisions.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 20, 2004
Have you already had a hip replacement ? if not your best bet is a resurface (I am 31 and have two of these), this is more bone conserving for later revisions if required
-- Andrew Dodd (email@example.com), October 14, 2004.