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Hip Replacement: A Leg Up On Longevity

March 22, 20139 min
Do you think you need a hip replacement? Listen for vital information on hip replacement in Medicare patients.Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder, due to aging plus wear-and-tear on a joint. That bone-on-bone contact, at its worst, produces debilitating pain and thus immobility, restricting independence and often leading to diabetes, heart failure and depression. According to researcher Dr. Scott Lovald, hip replacement in Medicare patients has been found to extend both quantity and quality of life. Makes sense, as when the pain goes away, people start moving and exercising, socializing, eating better and regain their personal sense of freedom while saving money on pain medications.

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