Thanks to a focus on active lifestyles, the number of hip replacement surgeries has risen dramatically the last few years. People younger and younger are opting to undergo hip replacement surgeries to remain more lively and mobile into older age.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of total hip replacements rose significantly between 2000 and 2010.1Figures suggest more than 300,000 patients now receive hip replacements in the United States every year.
Despite claims that hip replacement surgeries are safer and more technologically advanced, an increasing number of people require costly and painful revision surgery to fix unexpected complications.
As a result, lawsuits against hip manufacturers have skyrocketed.