King Juan Carlos Has Third Successful Hip Surgery in 3 Years


King Juan Carlos of Spain has just had his third successful hip surgery in the last three years and his sixth surgery in the last two and a half years. The 74-year-old king has had serious problems over the last few years with his hips, but his most serious problem came in April of this year when he fell during an elephant hunting trip in Botswana, which resulted in a triple fracture of his hip.

Most of King Juan Carlos’ hip problems happen because of either wear and tear on his bones due to excess activity or the high-intensity sports he played or because of accidents that, in a younger man, may only have resulted in a slight injury.

Surgeon Angel Villamor of Quiron San Jose hospital has already said the King should be out of hospital in just a few days and back to normal activity in around a month.