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New Online Resource For Patients With Severe Hip Osteoarthritis

WEBWIRE Helps Meet Growing Need for Hip Pain Information

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced an advancement in online education for the more than 200,000 Americans who undergo hip replacement each year.1 This extensive patient Web site,, provides hip pain patients with a broad range of resources from mobility assessment tools to surgical options and recovery information, as well as linking to an online discussion group for peer-to-peer support.

“While many sites offer information about osteoarthritis and hip replacement, takes this a step further by helping find information to sort through the decision making process,” says Randy Kilburn, director of Hip Marketing at DePuy. “DePuy’s goal is to educate, empower, and encourage patients to seek treatment by informing them about orthopaedic solutions and bringing them together with surgeons.” also features extensive information about hip pain treatment options, including the latest advances in hip surgery such as computer-assisted surgery and the Anterior Approach; education about what to expect before, during and after hip replacement surgery; testimonials from patients who have had hip replacement; and an orthopaedic surgeon locator.


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