Each year in Germany, some 200,000 people undergo hip replacement surgery. Clear and concisely written, this book provides a comprehensive discussion of endoprosthetics and its future. Special attention is devoted to indications and contraindications, different surgical procedures (pro and contra), pain therapy, costs, postoperative complications, infections, risks, medications, length of treatment, and postoperative patient care. In order to help with treatment and care decisions, the book conveys specialized knowledge with a strong practical emphasis (e.g. by including information on hip implant manufacturers, price and quality comparisons, and multicolor illustrations). A special layout and color-coded margin assist quick reference.
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