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New knee replacement op could have people on their feet in hours

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By Jane Fazackarley
Posted Jul 22, 2010 in Health
Doctors have developed a new operation technique that could mean patients could be back on their feet within hours of the surgery.
2000 patients will be able to take advantage of this procedure in the next year and the surgery could also help those with hip and ankle problems.
Tony Smith, a Consultant orthopedic surgeon from the North Wales NHS Trust, worked with a team which included therapists and nurses to make the new type of surgery possible.
Tony Smith told the Daily Mail:
‘The fact is that many of these patients are better than those who are in hospital for six days or longer in other hospitals.
'We're not pushing them out until they are ready.’

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