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Hip Replacement: One of the Fastest-Growing Elective Surgeries

Posted Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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Hip Replacement: One of the Fastest-Growing Elective Surgeries 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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