Jan. 9, 2023 — When she was 12 years old, Daniela Banus de Veer fell from a balcony in her native Venezuela, shattering her femur. Following recovery from a complicated surgery that involved pins and plates, she was able to move on with her life, even qualifying for the 2000 Olympic trials in swimming. But Banus de Veer always still knew she was likely on borrowed time for an eventual hip replacement surgery. 

Having lost blood supply to the head of her femur following the accident, Banus de Veer’s doctors told her to hold out as long as possible for hip…


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