76% increase in hip replacements for those 59 and under
02 Mar 2016
Royal College of Surgeons analysis of HES data shows a 76% increase in hip replacements for those 59 and under between 2004-05 and 2014-15. Across all ages there was a 47% increase between these years.
Commenting on the increase, Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons and orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Stephen Cannon, said:
“As hip replacement techniques and prosthetics have improved, so have the numbers of younger patients undergoing this type of surgery.
"Chronic hip pain can have a devastating effect on quality of life and the ability to remain active. People don’t want to live with this pain if they can confidently undergo a hip replacement that’s successful and lasts. It’s no longer seen as a last resort.
Confidence in the longevity of new prosthetics among surgeons will also be contributing to the increase in replacements.”
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