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Hip Replacements

60,000 hip replacement operations are performed every year in the UK.

The most common reason for replacing the hip joint is because of damage caused by osteoarthritis but it can also be because of fracture or infection.

As people receiving artificial hips get younger, how long can they be expected to last and what can you expect after your operation?

Barbara Myers is be joined by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Peter Kay, of the Wrightington Hospital in Wigan, the UK hospital which performed the first hip replacements.

27 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Apr 2007 15:00