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Hip Artrhoplasty

M F De Caro, G Vicenti, A Abate, G Picca, V Leoncini, M Lomuscio, A Casalino, G Solarino, B Moretti
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and knee causes pain and loss of joint mobility, leading to limitations in physical function. When conservative treatment fails total hip and knee replacement is a cost-effective surgical option. Patients have high expectations regarding functional outcome after these procedures. If such expectations are not met, they may still be dissatisfied with the outcome of a technically successful procedure. Recently, numerous studies reported that psychological factors can influence the outcome of total knee replacement (tkr) and total hip artrhoplasty with total hip replacement (thr)...
October 2015: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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