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Knee Replacement: You Don’t Have to Wait

by Anthony Delfico, M.D., Director, Orthopedic Surgery

Posted on March 29, 2016

It used to be that doctors reserved knee replacements for people who could no longer function or perform daily activities. Not anymore, new data show. According to National Hospital Discharge Survey results published in August, people are getting knee replacements not only at greater rates, but also at younger ages. In 2000, the average knee replacement patient was about 69 years old. Ten years later, the average age had dropped to just over 66.
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