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This is a treatment for osteoarthritis of the hip, especially in the young.
The hip is fused in slight:
This procedure is technically difficult and quite often fails. If successful, results are very satisfactory in terms of permanent pain relief.
Problems are that fusion of one joint does place a strain on other joints, for example the other hip, the knee or the back - this is particularly important if the fusion is being performed for treatment of a degenerative disease.