122014Mar

Important Statistics about Anterior Hip Replacements

The Phoenix orthopedic surgeons at OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates not only have extensive experience with the anterior hip replacement, they introduced the procedure to Arizona in 2007.

Today, the Phoenix orthopedic surgeons have performed the operation thousands of times.

So what should you know about the anterior hip replacement? Here are some basic facts, courtesy of OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates:

  • An average of 285,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in U.S.
  • By 2030, when first baby boomers reach age 84, Americans over 65 will have grown by 75 percent to 69 million
  • By 2030, 20 percent of the population will be over 65 (13 percent today) AND 35 percent will be over 50 years old
  • This “Graying of America” movement means hip replacements are expected to increase 174 percent in next 20 years