04/02/2012 04:47 pm ET

Hospitals Eye Boomers' Joints

A motorcycle accident landed 47-year-old Dr. Susan Welsch at Westchester Medical Center for three weeks with multiple injuries, including a smashed hip. Dr. Welsch, a veterinary surgeon, researched the surgical outcomes for hip replacements, infection rates and the types of implant used. The data led her straight to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, where Dr. Friedrich Boettner performed a successful operation.

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