Published in Medical Device Business Week, July 11th, 2007
While these are both valid scenarios, hip replacement surgery is no longer just for seniors. At Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, orthopedic surgeon Michael Kimball, M.D., has been seeing numerous patients in their 40s and 50s who are already experiencing severe osteoarthritis. An estimated 40,000 American men who suffer from osteoarthritis in the hip are under age 65.
According to Dr. Kimball, traditional total hip replacement...
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