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1. Heal Your Hips, How to Prevent Hip Surgery and What to Do If you Need It
ISPN0-471-24997-L51795. Author Robert Klapper.

Excellent book if you have early arthritis or wish to prevent arthritis. Many important tips and stretching exercises that one can do to maintain the range of movement and prevent pain. Many of my patients have been able to delay their need for surgery after using this book.

2. Hip Replacement or Hip Resurfacing – A Story of Choices
ISBN1-4107-6565-2. Author Peggy Gabriel

Peggy Gabriel is an American Life Coach and Pilates Instructor. When she developed arthritis of her hips she took it upon herself to explore the options available to her. Her greatest desire was to be pain free and to return to unlimited activity including hiking and yoga. This book tells the story from the patient’s point of view on both hip replacements and hip resurfacings and her choice of hip resurfacing. The book goes through her experiences during and after surgery. I highly recommend this.

3. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hip And Knee Replacement Surgery
ISBN0-446-67977-1. Author Ronald P Grelsamer.

Interesting book with detailed information about joint replacement and the possible complications and pitfalls. Written from an American point of view but still relevant to the UK.

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