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Getting to Know Knee Replacement Surgery

GETTING TO KNOW KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY 1968 KNEE REPLACEMENT BY THE NUMBERS Year the first knee replacement surgery was performed OVER G00,000 243,802 Number of knee Number of Medicare replacement surgeries enrollees who received performed each year in the U.S. knee replacements in 2010 THAT'S 5 IN EVERY 10,000 ENROLLEES, up from 3 in every 10,000 in 1991 3.5 MILLION 2030 Predicted annual demand 3.5 MILLION for knee replacement surgeries by 2030 AMONG ..)-1/ . 8.2% 7.1% 1/3: OF WOMEN OF MEN AMOUNT have had at least have had at least of knee replacement surgery patients who are considered obese one knee replaced one knee replaced COMMON REASONS FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT 1. OSTEDARTHRITIS CARTILAGE wears away so bone rubs against bone 90% of patients who undergo knee replacement surgery are diagnosed with osteoarthritis 2. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS CHRONIC inflammation of membrane around knee causes pain OFTEN affects younger patients when compared to osteoarthritis 80% of knee replacement patients age 55 or younger are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 3. POST-TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS DAMAGE to cartilage from serious injury affects joint mobility SIGNS KNEE REPLACEMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU KNEE PAIN YOU HAVE KNEE PAIN NON-INVASIVE limits your pain even at keeps you up at treatments have activities rest night failed WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SURGERY 1 YOU RECEIVE DAMAGED METAL implants are used to rebuild joint general anesthesia cartilage is or a spinal block removed 4 PATELLA A SPACER may be resurfaced is placed between implants for smooth motion INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY OROPIEDICS SUBURBAN Sources. basics/why-its-done/prc-20019202 replacements-could-reach-3-5m-per-year-by-2030 more-than-doubling-in-us/ bwh/publicaffairs/news/ publications/displaybulletin.aspx?articleid-5490

Getting to Know Knee Replacement Surgery

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Rheumatoid arthritis causes a chronic inflammation of the membrane around the knee, which is very painful. About 80 percent of knee replacement patients who are 55 or younger have this condition. Lear...


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