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Standard hip replacement vs. resurfacing hip replacement
What are some advantages for a patient to consider when deciding upon a resurfacing hip?
If the resurfacing fails, what are the choices?
What is the average age and activity level of patients that undergo a hip resurfacing procedure?
What is the length of expectancy of the resurfaced hip?
Will my activity level be different if I choose a resurfacing hip rather than a total hip?
What precautions should be taken and what activities should be avoided after the procedure?
Is any special equipment required for me to consider for my at-home recovery:
How long is the surgery and how many days of hospitalization?
What is the recovery protocol?
Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

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