Many people think of getting a total hip replacement operation as something that for the most part, only elderly people have to worry about. While it is true that some younger people break one or both hips in a catastrophic accident, in years past, it is true that most patients in the United States getting a total hip replacement operation were generally older people.
However, as discussed in a recent news feature from Page Six, Lara Spencer, who is a co-anchor on ABC’s flagship morning program “Good Morning America,” needed a hip replacement at the relatively young age of 47 and decided to talk about her medical issues with the audience. She first told the audience, when she first was told she needed to have the operation, she chose not to do anything or tell anyone. The reason was that she believed this was an “old person’s problem,” and she couldn’t believe it was happening to her. Continue reading