A 48-year-old member asked:
Is 83 too high of an age for a hip replacement?
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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee answered
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Physiologic age (how you feel) is more important than chronologic (birth date) age. When counseling patients about joint replacement surgery, one has to consider one's overall health and expectations for surgery. So, if the patient is healthy, active (or wants to remain active) and is limited by arthritis of the hip, a patient could be a surgical candidate at any age.
Answered on Feb 25, 2017
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