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After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery
The New York Times

After surgery, some patients rebound quickly, and some endure weeks of fatigue or pain.

What if a blood test could predict which path recovery will take? Surgery could be planned better, and recuperation strategies could be made more effective or less expensive.

A new study opens a door to such prediction tools. By analyzing blood from patients having hip replacements, scientists and doctors found that certain activity in patients’ immune systems correlated to different recovery times.

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