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At least 35

This is the answer to the question of how many hip replacements a surgeon should undertake a year. Each year approximately a million hip replacements are performed each year. Outcomes are generally excellent with over 95% of hips surviving for at least 10 years. Unfortunately complications do occur including infection, bone fracture, loosening, death and dislocation. Complications can be affected by patient, implant and surgeon factors. The operation is technically demanding and takes a long time to learn to perform correctly. A recent study has shown that the risk of dislocation increase in surgeons undertaking less than 35 hip replacements…

How much exercise do we need

“ Physical activity is Medicine” The beneficial effects of exercise (physical activity) are well known but often ignored by the medical profession and public. 3.3 million people die aroung the world each year due to physical inactivity and is the 4th leading cause of death. Exercise has a beneficial effect on 23 diseases or health conditions. Exercise helps reduce raised blood pressure, heart disease, cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, stroke, obesity, depression as well as hip fractures and falls in the elderly. Exercise prescription Fitness has several components and each should be addressed as part of as fitness program. Anaerobic fitness…