Jill Tucker, RN says:

“It’s never too late to improve your quality of life—as well as your mobility and relieve chronic pain. A new study indicates that very elderly patients are considered safe candidates for most orthopedic surgery. The study, covering the last ten years, shows a lowered mortality rate for elderly patients undergoing procedures such as hip and knee replacements—as well as faster recoveries.”
Orthopedic Surgery Safe For Patients Age 80 And Older, Study Finds

Counselheal.com  July 18, 2014