Patients Seek A Different Approach To Hip Replacement Surgery : Shots – Health News : NPR

Michael Pagliaro, left, laughs with Paul Scattaretico at the Muzic Store Inc. in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., as Pagliaro picks up instruments for his rental business. Before Pagliaro had a hip replacement, pain made it difficult to work. Maggie Starbard/NPR Every year more than a quarter of a million Americans have total hip replacement surgery. Its almost always a successful operation that frees patients from whats often described as disabling pain. But in recent years, theres been lots of discussion on the Internet about “anterior approach” hip replacement, a surgical technique thats different than the standard procedure. Its one that proponents say can lead to quicker recovery, three to four weeks compared to six to eight weeks for typical surgery. Some people have been willing to give it a try, even though theres no conclusive research showing its better than other approaches. Take the case of Mich

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