New Videos about Hip Replacement Available on

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Four videos about hip replacement have been added to, the health and wellness website for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. Most people who have hip replacement surgery are between 60 and 80 years old, but more and more people under 60 are turning to hip replacement as a way to maintain function and quality of life. Watch these videos to see hip replacement patients and medical specialists talk about reasons for surgery, avoiding complications, physical therapy, and arrangements for recovery.

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