Category: hip replacement surgery

Hospitalization for Total Hip Replacement Among Inpatients Aged 45 and Over: United States, 2000–2010

Total hip replacement, in which both the head of the femur and its socket are replaced, is done to restore movement to hips damaged by osteoarthritis, late-stage degenerative bone and cartilage disease, or other injuries and disease. The number of total hip replacements is expected to increase over the next few decades. A new NCHS Read More >

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Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Pioneered by Sir John Charnley in the 1960s, hip and knee replacement surgery has offered a markedly improved quality of life to thousands of people who would otherwise have had their mobility severely limited. Since 1996 the rate of persons receiving total hip replacement has increased by 52% and the rate of those receiving total Read More >

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