125227 - Hip replacements: What the GP needs to know
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This free online learning module provides 15 clinical questions and immediate answers about an original peer-reviewed article written for GPs.Relevance to General Practice
Hip replacement surgery has been hailed as the operation of the century for its ability to restore quality of life to patients affected by arthritis.
Hip replacement surgery is restoring mobility to thousands of Australians every year. Since 1999, a national registry has tracked the performance of every surgery performed in Australia. This article details the latest thinking about the benefits of different types of prostheses and surgical approaches to surgery - as well as what patients can expect after surgery - so that GPs cane an extra source of information and super to patients having hip replacement surgery.