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There has been an increase in the incidence of total hip and total knee replacements over a 10-year period and that is increasing relative to the local population. Although total hip and total knee arthroplasty cases have increased during the last ten years, researchers from the United Kingdom said this increase is not due to a change in functional scores measured preoperatively.

Researchers from the United Kingdom report positive outcomes for a short stay hip program, which educates and then discharges patients within 2 days after undergoing an uncemented total hip arthroplasty surgery, according to a presentation here.