New statistics releaesed this week revealed the state of hip replacement surgery in America. According to the Center of disease control and Prevention's National Centre for Health statistics, the number of total hip surgery rose from 138,700 in 2000 to 310,800 in 2010.
Age Distibution of Surgery Statistics also showed that when comparing data from 2000 with 2010, the number of surgeries performed on those aged 45-54 increased from 12 to 17%. On the other hand, the percentage of surgeries perfoemed on those aged 75 and over declined from 30 to 26%.
Hospital Stay after surgery the average length of hospital stay decreased one day from 2000 to 2010.
Changes in trends of hip surgery The new data showed the growing percentage of hip replacement received by younger populations. This may result in greater number of surgeries to replace artificial hips later on.