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Learn about hip replacement surgery

How to learn more

You may want to know more about hip replacement surgery. Your doctor may have already discussed this option with you.

Before deciding about surgery, it important to:

  • Understand why hip replacement surgery is done
  • Know about the different types of surgery
  • Understand life after surgery and how to get ready

To learn more on your own, you can:

  • Select the "Hip Replacement Surgery" menu option above for more information on this subject
  • Take the Hip Replacement Surgery Decision Aid
  • Take the Getting Ready for Surgery Assessment

If you have questions, please select the "Contact Us" menu option above.

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Review Date: 8/25/2016

Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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