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New hips not just for old folks
San Francisco Chronicle

Ashley Selman shuffled through the pain for a decade, hobbling until she couldn’t sit cross-legged and could barely bend over to tie her shoes. She gave up hiking because just a few miles would leave her sore for days.

But finally, as a fitness trainer who couldn’t do 90 percent of the activities she told her clients to do, Selman had had enough. At age 43, she asked for a hip replacement.

“Sometimes I think I should have done it even sooner,” said Selman, who runs her own fitness studio in Mountain View.