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Activity Category: Knee & Hip Surgery

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Resource Category: Worksheets and Paper/Pencil Activities

Grade Level: 8-9,10-12

Go to a website and research hip resurfacing. Try to find a place where people who have experienced the surgery are making posts. Choose one patient to study. List the reasons this person chose to have surgery. What are some advantages of the surgery they chose? (hip resurfacing vs. total hip replacement). What are some disadvantages of that type surgery? Did they experience a positive outcome or a negative outcome? How long was their recovery time? Do they recommend other people go through this surgery? How did they choose their surgeon? Was price/location a feature of them choosing this particular surgeon?

Time Required: 1-2 class periods or as homework/project

Space Needed: One desk per student

Standards Type:Local Standards

Standards Explained:
Students will describe the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
Explain that cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.
Explain the purpose of the major organ systems in the human body (i.e., digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control, and for protection from disease)

Standards Explained:
This could be an individual or small group assignment. Remind students of internet safety and urge them not to personally contact anyone a message board but use the information given to answer questions.

Tags: hip resurfacing, life science, biology, anatomy, physiology

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