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Deciding on Surgery

Frequently after the inicial evaluation, we may recommend further nonsurgical treatment if we feel that every possible alternative to surgery has not been considered. If we are comfortable that you have tried all possible nonsurgical means of pain relief, or if your x-rays show such severe involvement that further conservative measures cannot be expected to be of benefit, then a total hip replacement is recommended. Again, the final decision must be made by the patient, based upon the amount of pain and disability along with a thorough understanding of the benefits and risks of total hip replacement.

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