Hip op patients get surgery in a day
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Hip replacement patients getting surgery in a day

A hospital in Scotland is carrying out hip replacement operations as day surgery.

The procedure, which is suitable for about 15% of patients, can speed up recovery and free up hospital beds.

NHS Fife has become the first Scottish health board to perform the procedure in a day.

It says it also helps limit muscle loss and reduces the risk of complications, like clots.

  • 19 Dec 2018