Attending: "You need to seriously consider hip replacement at this point."
75 year old patient: "But what precautions will I have to take if I have a hip replacement?"
Attending: "Well, you can't flex your hip more than 90 degrees or internally rotate it too much."
75 year old patient: "What if I want to go skydiving? Would I be able do that?"
Me: [choking back laughter]
Attending: [with straight face] "You probably wouldn't be able to skydive because the landing would be too rough on the hip joint."
75 year old patient: "Oh." [very disappointed] "You mean I'd never be able to skydive?"
Attending: "Probably not."
Me: "Maybe you could go bungee jumping instead."