Study: Hip replacement an excellent option to relieve pain in juvenile arthritis patients
Source: Medical News Today
Implant lasts at least 10 years in 85 percent of patients
Hip replacement is often performed in patients with juvenile arthritis when their joints have been severely damaged by the disease. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that the procedure is an excellent option to alleviate pain and improve function in juvenile arthritis patients under age 35 when conservative treatments fail to provide relief.