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Hip Replacement: One of the Fastest-Growing Elective Surgeries

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Every year, 400,000 people in America have total or partial hip replacements. Materials and surgical procedures have come a long way and patients are getting a lot of pain relief and restored mobility. But a recent study shows a troubling trend: Women, who are the most likely to get hip replacements, also were more likely to experience implant failure. We'll find out why that is, and learn the latest in hip replacement technology.


Maria Inacio, epidemiologist, Kaiser Permanente and study author
Venkat Rapuri, MD Total Joint Surgeon Kaiser Permanente, Parma Medical Center
Stephen Fitzgerald, MD Orthopedic Surgeon, UH Case Medical Center

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