The Mysterious Case Of ‘Vanishing Bone’ And Hip Replacements Gone Wrong

(By Carey Goldberg for NPR)

It all began with a single X-ray.

It was 1974, and surgeons had been doing total hip replacements for a dozen years.

“Total hip replacement is an absolutely magnificent operation,” says Dr. William H. Harris, “and we were able to do remarkable things to restore mobility and relief of pain and the joy of life to countless individuals.” Continue reading article here…

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