February 10, 2012

Nearly 1 in 20 US adults over 50 have fake knees


…Doctors know the number of knee replacement operations has surged in the past decade, especially in baby boomers. But until now, there was no good fix on the total number of people living with them. The estimate is important because it shows that a big segment of the population might need future knee-related care, said Dr. Daniel Berry, president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was not involved in the research.

Boston Globe (AP), by Lindsey Tanner, 02/09/2012

Additional Coverage: Kansas City Star

Tags: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, baby boomers, Dr. Daniel Berry, knee replacement operations, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Orthopedics, Research

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