Health & Fitness

September 3, 2013

You Docs: Getting hipper all the time

Replacement hipsters, says the Urban Dictionary, are older folks who dress in vintage duds that 20-somethings try to find in thrift shops so they can look just as not cool. And hip replacements? Well, they’re the get-you-up-and-dancing-again joint repair procedures that are done more than 230,000 times a year in the U.S., usually the result of osteoarthritis – the erosion of cartilage between joint bones and of the bones themselves. Sometimes it’s done to repair a hip fracture, after a fall. And although 80 percent of replacements last a lifetime without revision, not needing one would be even better. So get hip to our recommendations:

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