Features October 2004 Issue

New Hip Or Knee? Use It, Don’t Abuse It

You’ll be up and about sooner if you protect that replaced joint.

Orthopaedic surgeon Lester Borden, M.D., estimates that about 350,000 knee replacements and 300,000 hip replacements are performed annually in the U.S. At The Cleveland Clinic, where he is section head of adult reconstructive surgery, more than 95 percent of such procedures are successful. Dr. Borden attributes this impressive record to a variety of factors, such as the improved design of replacements, the materials used to construct them, and advances in surgical techniques. …

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