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Total Hip Replacement in Guatemala

Total Hip Replacement in Guatemala

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With no conscious effort at all, our bones and joints and muscles engage together as one miraculous mechanical unit, to propel us forward, as intended, with perfectly syncopated balance and strength. That is, until the pain starts. Sometimes it’s a dull ache in the hips, or a “slippery” unstable feeling that may cause an uneven cadence or a limp. Ibuprophen and anti-inflammatories can work wonders to reduce discomfort. However, when the pain keeps you up at night and it’s difficult to rise from sitting, it is time to see the doctor. X-rays may show loss of the cartilage in the hip socket and a “bone-on-bone” appearance. Bone spurs and bone cysts are commonly seen on detailed diagnostic scans like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scans. The goal of hip replac