From North Dakota to The U.S. Capitol, everyone has to deal with hip replacement problems and hip surgery it seems. U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is the latest congresswoman to have to deal with hip replacement surgery. A recent Associated Press article quoted Heithkamp spokesman Jared Gilmour, saying the surgery was “successful and she’s doing well.” According to Gilmour, Heitkamp is recovering in North Dakota and will be back in D.C. shortly.
The 59-year-old Heitkamp is the junior US Senator from North Dakota and has been in office since 2013. Heitkamp is part of a rising generation of people impacted by hip surgery. According to a Mayo Clinic study, the number of procedures has more than doubled in 10 years, “from 138,700 in 2000 to 310,800 in 2010. The number grew by 92 percent, to 80,000, among those age 75 and older. It jumped by 205 percent in those aged 45 to 54, to 51,900.”
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