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AAOS Supports PT for New AUC for Hip Therapy

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently published a media release that strongly recommends "the use of pre-surgical treatments to ease pain and improve mobility, including corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and non-narcotic medication (specifically acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or tramadol) for pain and Both anterior and posterior approaches for total hip replacement (THR) surgery."

The release also the the new criteria highlight when "hip replacement may be appropriate even when patients have modifiable risk factors, such as obesity, mental health disorders, smoking and diabetes," said Robert H. Quinn, MD, AAOS AUC section leader on the Committee on Evidence-Based Quality and Value.

Read the entire Media Release here.

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