Posted Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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.
Community/Human Interest, Aging/The Elderly
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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