With over 50 million Americans suffering from some form of arthritis, hip replacement is a common procedure with more than 285,000 hip replacement surgeries performed every year. This course is designed for those patients with chronic hip pain who are considering surgery. The course uses American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) video educational content. Its goal is to provide you with knowledge of your condition and treatment. Knowledge is the key to becoming more comfortable with the concept of surgery to cure your pain. It also is an essential ingredient to preparing yourself for surgery and ensuring a rapid return to normal afterwards.
You will have the opportunity to learn:
- How a normal hip joint works.
- What osteoarthritis is and how it damages your hip joint.
- What you can do to prepare for hip surgery.
- What happens to you before, during and after total hip replacement surgery.
- What you can look forward to in the weeks and months after your surgery.
This course is presented using an interactive online learning platform that can be accessed using any smart device (desktop, laptop, tablet, iPad, iPhone) connected to the Internet on any network.
NOTE: If using an iPhone to attend class, use the Safari browser as it delivers the best quality video.
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