Not Your Grandpa’s Hip Surgery (WATCH)
Not that long ago, people who needed hip surgery in their forties or fifties were told they should wait since the life of a hip replacement was only about 20 years, and they would most likely need another.
Now, new technology has given a longer life to the materials used in hip replacements, opening the door for younger people to get a replacement. Someone in their early fifties can now expect to have a hip replacement that lasts throughout their entire life.
Learn more as Dr. Zachary Post, surgeon with the Rothman Institute, talks about new techniques in hip replacement surgery with Robin Stoloff.