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should be made with care and in close consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. When meeting with your surgeon, make sure to bring up your full medical history andbring a list of medications you currently take, including over-the-counter pills and supplements. Some medications may result in excessive bleeding and may need to be stopped prior to surgery./p> p>Your surgeon may order blood tests, an EKG, urine tests for infection and pregnancy, x-rays, and/or an MRI. Your hip, particularly the range of motion in the joint and the strength of surrounding muscles, will also be examined. These tests, in conjunction with a review of your full medical history, are performed to ensure that you are in strong enough physical condition to guarantee a safe and successful surgical procedure. You may be asked to donate blood in case the need for a transfusion arises during surgery.p>Your surgeon may order blood tests, an EKG, urine tests for infection and pregnancy, x-rays, and/or an MRI. Your hip, particularly the range of motion in the joint and the strength of surrounding muscles, will alsobe examined. These tests, in conjunction with a review of your full medical history,, are performed to ensure that you are in strong enough physical condition toguarantee a safe and successful surgical procedure. You may be asked to donate blood in case the need for a transfusion arises during surgery.<> h2>What Happens in the Surgery?h2> p>Your anesthesiologist and surgeon will also counsel you on whether to receive a general anesthesia, which will render you unconscious, or a regional anesthesia, which leaves you awake but unable to feel any pain inh2>What Happens in the Surgery?/h2> p>Your anesthesiologist and surgeon will also counsel you on whether to receive a general anesthesia, which will render you unconscious, or a regional anesthesia, which leaves you awake but unable to feel any pain in the area of the surgery.p> p>Your anesthesiologist and surgeon will also counsel you on whether to receive a general anesthesia, which will render you unconscious, or a regional anesthesia, which leaves you awake but unable to feel any pain inhe area of the surgery./p> p>The actual surgical process takes a few hours and involves the replacement of the hip joint with an artificial joint. Your hip joint is made up of two parts: the socket, in your hipbone, and the ball, which sits at the top of your upper leg bone (femur). After performing an incision andd approach, the surgeon will remove diseased and damaged bone and cartilage from your hip, and begin to fit the artificial hip joint. Although there are manyy types of designs and materials used in artificial hip joints, there are usually four main components: p>The actual surgical process takes a few hours and involves the replacement of the hip joint with an artificial joint. Your hip joint is made up of two parts: the socket, in your hipbone, and the ball, which sits atthe top of your upper leg bone (femur). After performing an incision and approach, the surgeon will remove diseased and damaged bone and cartilage from your hip, and begin to fit the artificial hip joint. Although there are many types of designs and materials used in artificial hip joints, there are usually four main components:he actual surgical process takes a few hours and involveshe replacement of the hip joint with an artificial joint. Your hip joint is made up of two parts: the socket, in your hipbone, and the ball, which sits at the top of your upper leg bone (femur). After performing an incision and approach, the surgeon will remove diseased and damaged bone and cartilage from your hip, and begin to fit the artificial hip joint. Although there are many types of designs and materials used in artificial hip joints, there are usually our main components:p>

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