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Medical management of osteonecrosis of the hip: a review
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Heading for surgery

Surgery quite clearly is not the first option in dealing with arthritis.

Any operation is invasive and can carry risks as well as benefits. In the early stages arthritis is more of a nuisance than a disability and therefore sensible measures such as well balanced diet, low impact exercise and if necessary modification of lifestyle is important. If the pain becomes more severe it is often necessary to take some painkillers.

When the symptoms, ie pain and/or stiffness and/or disability become more troublesome, then surgical solutions can be discussed with your surgeon. In our view this is probably the most important and educational part of the process. It is a time when expectations are set and agreement is made between the patient, General Practitioner and specialist. It is also a very important part of the process of consent and it is a time when most patients are eager to know the options, benefits and risks of surgery. (check Consent section).


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