DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I need hip replacement surgery. She says it will help my pain. But I'm worried about complications. Should I be?
DEAR READER: I get a lot of questions about hip replacement surgery, and I'm in a good position to answer them: I had a hip replacement about a decade ago. Before I give a more detailed answer, let me cut to the chase: The benefits of hip replacement surgery greatly outweigh the risks.