When I was a child, I had a hip problem called Perthes. My parents were very conservative and didn't agree to a lot of the surgery that was recommended for me. That has had its advantages and disadvantages. Now I am 35-years old and have severe hip osteoarthritis. I understand I could be a candidate for a hip replacement. What can you tell me about this?
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