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.
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