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very O/T - Hips

Friend been told he needs a hip replacement but he is putting it off and in considerable pain and discomfort.

Can things get so bad that eventually there is so much ‘damage’ in the hip joint that it becomes impossible to operate/replace?

Thanks.

It’s not so much the damage they can do but it will only get worse, he is probably at more risk breaking his hip as he gets older. It’s a big operation, my mum broke her hip and she was in hospital for a week, she had a rough time but it would be a lot better to do it before he falls and he needs to be fit to be able to get over it. Kay