Should a 90 year old man get an old hip replacement repaired, plastic is broken, but no pain?
Surgeons say that the hip should be repaired, and the surgery will be less dramatic than the original, but he is not in pain. What we are hearing is that the plastic breakdown could be bad, but having trouble finding out about what actually happens to the plastic in the old hip.
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