Category: hip replacements

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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