June 5, 2014: While it is estimated that 25% of people may develop hip osteoarthritis by age 85, an increasing number of Americans are not waiting that long to address painful hip joints.
Total hip replacement surgeries are growing in popularity to meet the needs of an aging, yet active, Baby Boomer population. In today's episode, physical therapist Mary Milidonis, PT, PhD, discusses the symptoms that may lead to total hip replacement, and the recovery process after surgery.
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Mary K. Milidonis, PT, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Health Sciences at Cleveland State University, as well as the director of the Certificate in Gerontology program. Her patient focused research interests include education, outcomes and satisfaction with hip and knee replacement surgery; community exercise programs and intergenerational communication; and satisfaction with physical therapy for medically underserved.