Research Progress Related to Hip Replacement Surgery

Research on hip replacement surgery is exploring:

  • Enhanced strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases that can damage the hip joint.
  • Optimal data management approaches to facilitate large-scale studies that can inform best practices in joint replacement. 
  • New surgical techniques and improved prosthesis designs, to increase the chance of surgical success and decrease the risk of complications.
  • Characteristics that make some people more likely to have successful surgery.
  • Use of various agents to minimize bone loss around the implant.
  • Techniques and programs to improve recovery and rehabilitation.

For more info

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Drugs@FDA at is a searchable catalog of FDA-approved drug products. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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American Physical Therapy Association

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Arthritis Foundation

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The Hip Society

Website: (en inglés)

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