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Celebrities — their hips are just like ours!

When it comes to hip replacements or other procedures, you might think about them taking place among your parents, elderly neighbor next door, or care center patients. What you might not realize is that people of all ages and statuses are receiving new joints to make their lives better, and if you are living with chronic hip pain or annoying arthritis, you might benefit from one, too. This list of hip replacement recipients include celebrities, and many of them have continued to have successful careers after a procedure takes place. Read on — you might have more in common with famous folks than you think!

Alec Baldwin

Baldwin has spent quite a bit of time in New York City recently as a regular guest on Saturday Night Live. He’s also spent some time in the hospital after receiving a total hip replacement earlier this year. The actor’s wife, Hilaria, confirmed that the procedure went well, and I can imagine Alec will enjoy having a pain-free replacement hip when the couple’s brand new baby arrives later in 2018.

Steve Carell

Baldwin is not the only funny guy to have a hip replacement. Actor Steve Carell, known for many movies and the hit TV show The Office, reportedly received the surgery when he was 51 years old. His reasoning? To relieve extensive pain from an old hockey injury, a common point of hurt for many of the patients I see. With that new joint, he might even be able to get back into rec league activities!

Jane Fonda

Actress Jane Fonda received a total hip replacement in 2005, and it certainly hasn’t slowed her down. The actress has continued to star in movies and the Netflix show Grace and Frankie, where her character also deals with the trials of aching joints. Fonda herself has also had a knee replacement, so she’s no stranger to the situation.

Lionel Ritchie

Although the singer kept his hip replacement hush-hush when it took place in 2011, Ritchie has since come forth to give praise to his procedure. He noted that his hip is feeling better (a common sentiment among my patients) and that touring was going great following the surgery.

Even if you are not Hollywood royalty, you can expect to be treated like a star when you schedule an appointment with me and my staff. We take the time to make sure that each patient receives a procedure that is in his or her best interest and is tailored to individual needs. This might mean a complete replacement, a partial replacement, or a different type of procedure altogether. The bottom line is that you will receive top-of-the-line care that is both appropriate for your needs and on the cutting edge of medical technology. If you have any questions about your options or want to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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