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Physiotherapy. Physiotherapists helping a patient to walk, with the aid of a frame, after a double hip replacement. The patient is wearing support stockings to reduce the risk of post-operative embolism or deep vein thrombosis. Physiotherapy is the use of exercises to regain mobility and strength. It is often used after surgery. Hips that have become stiff and painful due to arthritis are often replaced with prosthetic (artificial) joints.
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