Exercise Prevents Need For Hip Surgery

Exercise therapy could prevent the need for total hip replacement surgery, according to a new study. In patients with hip osteoarthritis, an educational and exercise program resulted in a 44% decrease in the need for surgery compared to a control group, according to researchers at Oslo University Hospital.

For those who eventually opted for a hip replacement, patients in the exercise program delayed the need for surgery by 5.4 years, compared to 3.5 years in the control group.

Read more: http://www.chironexus.net/2014/01/exercise-prevents-need-hip-surgery/

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