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    Hello,
    My friend’s father recently underwent hip replacement surgery. He has no history of any accident or working in an intensive job. In fact, he was a salesman. What could be the non-traumatic injuries that might lead to there being a need for a hip replacement?

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    Hello lee1987,
    It is not just a traumatic event that can lead to hip replacement surgery. There are other conditions such as in arthritis where uric crystals in joints cause wear of the bones in the socket between the femur and the pelvis. This interferes with movement and is always very painful prompting for surgery. The same case applies for a condition called osteoporosis that affects old people and ladies who are in their menopause much more often. Hope this helps!

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