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How often do guys need new hips if they played only HS football in the 60s?

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Dr. John Ayres
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In brief: Rarely

Having played football, or any sport, does not necessarily mean you'll end up with a new hip or knee.
Sports injuries can lead to arthritis, but so does obesity, which is more common. Hip arthritis is less common than knee arthritis because we bear 40% of our weight through our knees. Hip arthritis is characterized by pain in the groin radiating into the knee. Injections and NSAID can help.

In brief: Rarely

Having played football, or any sport, does not necessarily mean you'll end up with a new hip or knee.
Sports injuries can lead to arthritis, but so does obesity, which is more common. Hip arthritis is less common than knee arthritis because we bear 40% of our weight through our knees. Hip arthritis is characterized by pain in the groin radiating into the knee. Injections and NSAID can help.
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