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Is it easier to replace a knee or a hip?

Some surgeons prefer doing hip replacements, whereas some prefer the mechanics of a knee replacement. From a patient's persepective, hip replacements are much easier to recover from as there is less pain, dysfunction and work.

Knee replacements are different. It takes a great deal of work on the part of the patient and, quite often, physical therapy to get range of motion back.

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