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Physical therapy after hip replacement: Can rehab happen at home?

By: Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Chances are good that at some point you or someone you know will have hip replacement surgery. I can say that with some confidence because itís a common operation thatís becoming more common all the time. An estimated 300,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in this country, and that number is expected to nearly double by 2030. The most common reason…

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