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LIVELINES: ORTHOPEDIC QUESTIONS

If walking and simple activities have become painful due to arthritis, a knee or hip replacement may be your best option to ease the pain. Dr. Matt Bernard from The Center for Sports Medicine.

 *There are approximately 150,000 artificial hip joints implanted annually in the United States , with the success rate over 90%.

*The majority of individuals in need of hip replacement are in their 60s and 70s.

*Depending on the condition, people in their late teens and in their 90s can possibly be candidates for a hip replacement.

*New materials used in total hip replacement are very durable and are expected to last more than 10 years in 90% of individuals receiving total hips.

CENTER FOR SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS

423. 624.2696

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