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Jimmy Johnson's LEADING EDGE to Feature Hip Reconstruction Segment

Jimmy Johnson's LEADING EDGE to Feature Hip Reconstruction Segment

Hip reconstruction offers a viable alternative to total hip replacement for patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis or other medical conditions that result in wearing away of cartilage or bone. Hip reconstruction involves reshaping Bones or providing support for or replacing a portion of the hip.

While not a cure, hip reconstruction can provide a great deal of relief from pain and loss of friction, along with restoration of function in the hip. There are different surgical procedures involved in hip reconstruction, which has come a long way over the years. It is the preferred option in younger patients. Newer methods and materials used in hip reconstruction surgery offer patients more individualized return to natural function in the hip than in the past, and gives patients overall improvement in their independence and quality of life.

"Leading Edge," with host Jimmy Johnson, has created an upcoming educational segment that explains the effect of disease and other conditions that contribute to the need for hip reconstruction and the benefits that it offers to patients suffering from painful, disabling conditions of the hip. Jimmy Johnson and "Leading Edge" will create awareness of hip reconstruction surgery and will educate the audience on potential options and benefits to patients.

Leading Edge is developed for Public Television stations throughout the United States, and has no relation to PBS. Visit http://www.leadingedgeseries.com to learn more.

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