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Hip Pain SmartSite TM
Information To Help You Make Smart Decisions
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    Basic Tips For Hip Pain
    Are You Managing Your Pain?

    Take the Hip Pain Assessment to determine your next steps

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    Hip Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
    Want To Manage Your Osteoarthritis?

    Learn about causes, self care, and treatment of your arthritis

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    Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Welcome To The
    Hip Pain Assessment
    Now may be a good time to learn more about your hip pain and the ways it may be treated.

    Take just 3 minutes to answer a few questions. At the end, you will receive a personal profile about your hip pain and how you can begin to make healthy lifestyle choices.

    But remember, this information does not replace talking with your health care provider about your symptoms and how to treat them.

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  • Welcome To The
    Hip-Replacement Decision Aid

    Surgery may or may not be the right choice for you. Only careful discussion and thought can help you decide whether to have surgery.

    Your doctor may recommend hip replacement when:

    • Your pain from hip arthritis limits what you are able to do.
    • Your hip pain has not improved with other treatment.
    • You understand what surgery and recovery after surgery will be like.

    This Decision Aid will lead you through three steps, in three different sections. Some of these steps will begin with a few questions. You can then read and learn about hip-replacement or surgery, based on the answers you have given.

    You may print out your personal report and bring it to your health care provider, if you wish.

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  • Welcome To The
    Getting Ready For Surgery

    You may be getting plenty of advice from your doctors, nurses, and others at your doctors’ offices and at the hospital where you will have surgery.

    Even with all of this information from others, it is important for you to make sure you are ready for hip-replacement surgery and the recovery period after surgery.

    Your answers from the “Getting Ready for Surgery” Assessment have been used to help guide you to make sure that:

    • You are as healthy and ready as possible before surgery.
    • You know what you need to do the night before and the morning of your surgery.
    • All the arrangements for your care after surgery have been made.
    • Your insurance company or Medicare covers and will pay for the care you need.

    You may print out your personal report and bring it to your health care provider, if you wish.

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    Your Personal Health Information
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    Authorization: Through my electronic submission, I hereby submit and authorize the release of the personally identifiable health information requested by the electronic surveys and data contained within the A.D.A.M.'s SmartSites™ "Program", to A.D.A.M. Inc. I hereby authorize the disclosure of my individually identifiable health information for the purposes of performing a health assessment and for the purposes of Program. The personal health information may be used or disclosed by Program and its administrators for business management and operations. I understand that A.D.A.M. Inc. is not a healthcare provider and this Program will not condition my ability to obtain treatment, payment for healthcare services or eligibility for enrollment for health benefits. I also acknowledge and agree that by submitting such information I understand that I am waiving any confidentiality, privacy or security protections provided by State and federal laws and the information may be subject to re-disclosure. I also understand that I may revoke this authorization by submitting a written revocation statement to to cease the further use or disclosure of the personally identifiable health information. A.D.A.M. Inc. and its users may rely upon this authorization to use and disclose the submitted information prior to receipt of the written revocation notice. This authorization shall be effective on the date the information is submitted and valid for the term that this Program is available for use or for the time period permitted by state law, whichever is longer.
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