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Healthy Living: Help for Young Hips

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Hip dysplasia is a condition that can lead to painful arthritis and hip replacement surgery.

Around 35,000 hip replacements are performed each year just for the condition, but many patients may be too young to have this operation.

Today in Healthy Living, Michelle Dunaway shows us an alternative that's giving them a new lease on life.   

Hip dysplasia affects many more women than men.

Doctors say it could be a developmental condition.

The environment of a mother's womb seems to play a role in predicting if some babies will develop hip dysplasia, as do breech birth and first born.