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Check Up is your chance to talk to doctors about the health issues that most concern you and your family. Each week Barbara Myers is joined by a medical expert to take your calls and emails on a particular topic and give you the most up to date advice. No appointment necessary.
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Thursday 5 April 2007
A pile of old-fashioned hip replacements

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

If you have questions about the causes and treatment of a hip replacement, how soon afterwards you will be able to walk or exercise and what can go wrong, call Check Up.

Please contact the programme with your questions or comments on 08700-100-444 on the day of broadcast or e-mail using the Contact Check Up link above.

This is the last in the current series.  Check Up returns in August.
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