“Hip replacements were once reserved for the elderly, so younger adults with hips damaged by arthritis or past injury were told to wait to undergo replacement surgery until they were very old,” he says. “Baby boomers today, however, have higher expectations, and don’t want to let a damaged hip slow them down. They want to get back on the ski slopes, back on the jogging track and back to an active life.”

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