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Hip replacements on the rise with varying failure rates

Recent advances in hip replacement designs, metallurgy and surgical techniques have made total hip replacement surgeries a recommended treatment for pain and limited functionality of joints, and most active patients who require hip implants should be able to use their joint replacements for as long as 15 to 20 years, according to doctors from the Aga Kahn University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, who presented at the Signs, Symptoms and Care program in the United Arab Emirates. Despite the news, hundreds of patients who have had the surgery say that one device has left them in worse condition than before their ... Read More