Women who have active lifestyles or who are getting older may need to consider joint replacement surgery, especially if the have consistent pain or limited mobility. Joint replacement surgeries can restore mobility, improving the quality of life for people who can again enjoy evening walks and getting around the house. Hip fracture are common in elderly women and are often the result of falls and deterioration of bone mass called osteoporosis. Hip replacement surgeries can help women recover from a fall, potentially restoring full mobility. Knee replacements surgery is also common in women, especially those that participate in athletic activities. More information about joint replacement surgeries, hip fractures and falls is available from www.womenshealth.govand the National Institutes of Health.