July 23rd, 2012

Joint Replacement on the Rise in Arizona

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Baby Boomers are refusing to be sidelined. They want to be in the game of life and be pain-free. But the weekend-warrior mindset that has many participating in all sorts of rigorous athletic endeavors is contributing to a spike in hip and knee replacements at Valley hospitals, health officials say…"If you look at the stuff we're doing today, it's phenomenal," said Dr. Christopher Beauchamp, who specializes in hip replacements at Mayo Clinic. The surgery itself has become less intrusive, which speeds recovery.

 

Arizona Republic by Sonja Haller

Tags: Arizona Republic, baby boomers, Dr. Christopher Beauchamp, joint replacement, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Orthopedics

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