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Surge of Knee and Hip Replacements in the U.S.

What are the reasons and effects of the skyrocketing number of joint replacements? According to research presented by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), there were, as of 2014, 2.5 million Americans living with an artificial hip and 4.7 million with an artificial knee. While obviously the aging of the population contributes to these […]


Knee Replacements and Obesity

Can you be overweight and still get a knee replacement? While some doctors do have weight cutoffs for performing replacement knee surgery, and extra pounds add to the risk of complications, doctors are increasingly performing knee replacements on patients with extra pounds. The primary reason patients need knee replacement surgery is arthritic joint damage resulting […]