Hip Surgery With a Future
By BARNABY J. FEDER Published: April 14, 2007
An interim approach to total hip replacement is offering an alternative that still leaves open the possibility of successfully receiving an artificial hip later in life.
Hip replacement, an operation that about 300,000 Americans undergo each year, is one of the great success stories of modern medicine.
But woe to those who outlive their artificial hips, which typically cannot be counted on to last more than 20 years or so.
Because it … Read the rest