I Got My Hip Replaced at 39. Here’s Why That Might Get More Common.

Turns out, I’m hip to a new trend

Popular Science
Mar 12, 2019 · 9 min read
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By Rob Verger

A titanium-alloy spike is now part of my femur.

The five-inch-long forged hunk of metal came off the assembly line in a Memphis, Tennessee, factory in December 2017. Manufactured by a company called Smith and Nephew, the component…

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