Young and Hip: Replacements Rising for Younger Adults

March 18, 2015 1:00 PM

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Young and Hip: Replacements Rising for Younger Adults

Total hip replacements are on the rise in the United States, especially among adults in early middle age. And surgeons say people even in their 20s and 30s are having these procedures more often. But because younger patients live longer and play harder after joint replacement, some extra consideration goes into the surgical decision.

Rachael Remick, 24, works full-time on the family farm in southeast Iowa, growing row crops such as soybeans and corn. Athletic, strong and conditioned, Remick keeps up with her father and brother, whether she’s driving a tractor to pull a cultivator and prepare the ground for planting, changing hyd...

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