Number of Hip Replacements Rising, Number of Surgeons Falling

Third Age—April 8, 2015

ThirdAge discusses a study conducted by Hospital for Special Surgery regarding the fact that total hip replacement surgeries have nearly doubled among middle-aged patients over the past several years. Additionally, the amount of surgeons who complete total hip replacement surgeries has decreased by about 30 percent.

"The purpose of this study was to identify potential drivers of THR utilization in the middle-aged patient segment," said lead study author Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA, an orthopedic surgery resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

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