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Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 2 months ago

Why do old people need hip replacement or have issues with their hips?

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  • 1 month ago

    After a few decades of walking around, everything starts to wear out.

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  • 1 month ago

    Well asked, Its like a old people trend 

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  • 2 months ago

    Not all old people, possibly those that have lived rigorously throughout their life, or those that unfortunately are not genetically comprised as those that don't need it. 

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  • 2 months ago

    The hip is a ball and socket. Basically with old people it gets worn out

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  • Fred
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Sometimes the complex geometry of the hip bone fails and breaks without extra stress or bone density loss.  It's easer to have a replacement hip joint placed than to have a fragile bone heal that will never be as strong as the metal hip replacement.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    POst in "Health " please. As you age your cartilage disappears so you have bone on bone in joints - big time pain.

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  • y
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    We live longer then our parts can hold up.  All mechanical devises eventually wear and need replacement. The type of life one has lead as well as genetics play a role in that wear rate.

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I know my hip hurts when I gain too much weight. so if you are obese and don't lose weight, you'll need hip replacement at some point in the future.

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  • Satan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Its a hard working joint - the weight of the upper torso, the amount of movement from legs

    Originally, the human body had a life expectancy of about 30 years - in the last couple of hundred years, it has gone from 30 to 75. The body has not had time to adapt to this, but science is helping

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