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From: Joe Baranowskas E-mail email@example.com
Date: 08 Dec 2000
Remote Name: 18.104.22.168
I am 45 years old and I have arthritis of the left hip. I am still very active but the pain and stiffness is getting worse. I have tried all kinds of alternitive methods to releive the pain. I found out about a type of replacement called a surface replacement. Where they do not cut off the femur head it is capped and fitted to a counterpart. I have heard it is a very successful operation and you are able to do some sports with less risk of dislocation than the standard replacement. If there is anyone who has this type of replacement I would love to hear from them.