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Paper: Hip involvement in ankylosing spondylitis and poor function but successful outcome with early total hip replacement

Posted on: 2/22/10

"Early total hip replacement keeps people at work and relieves suffering, but, regrettably, is often delayed by orthopedic surgeons who feel the patient is too young."

A free full-length research paper regarding ankylosing spondylitis and hip replacement surgery is now online at FutureMedicine.com.

The authors state that, "We now know that total hip replacements survive well in spondlytic patients and benefit family members and society gain by such management."

To read the full paper click here.

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