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A hip replacement is recommended when someone is suffering from severe hip pain and other treatments have not worked.
Hip dysplasia is usually detected in babies, but adolescents and adults may also experience symptoms. Find out more about the disorder here.
Hip pain is very common. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, treatments and self-care options and when to seek medical attention.
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Perthes disease is a painful condition of the hip which usually occurs in children. It can take time, but most children recover fully. Read our trusted sources about Perthe's disease.
Revision total hip replacement
If your original hip replacement fails, you can usually have another operation to do your hip replacement again. If this revision operation is successful, you should be able to continue many of your normal activities.
Prostheses are artificial body parts, designed to restore function or appearance. Some basic prostheses are available through the public health system.
Osteoarthritis is a common, long-term joint condition that causes pain and limits joint movement. There are many causes, but the symptoms can often be managed.
Neuropathy is a nerve condition that can lead to pain, numbness or tingling in one or more parts of the body. Learn more about neuropathy.
Falls and the elderly
Anyone can be at risk of having a fall, but some older adults are more vulnerable than others. Here's how to take steps to prevent falls.