OrthoONE September 12, 2016

With a success rate between 90 and 95 percent, hip and replacements among older golfers have become as common as arthritis—which happens to be the chief reason to have them. The incidence of these replacements has increased more than 50 percent since the beginning of the century. Even with all that surgical success, Joseph Assini, M.D. of Orthopaedic Physicians of Colorado, recommends patients with pain first try glucosamine supplements and viscosupplementation (also known as “rooster comb” injections) before going under the knife. - Colorado Avid Golfer