Features April 2004 Issue

New Knees For Big Benders

If you’re headed for a total knee fix but want to remain active outdoors, here’s a solution.

There’s little doubt that total knee replacement (TKR) is the best remedy if you suffer from knee osteoarthritis—more than 300,000 TKRs are performed every year. They are low risk, eliminate pain, increase mobility in 90 percent of those who have the procedure, increase independence, and they last at least 20 years in 80 percent of users. What’s more, the procedure is commonly performed in people over the age of 75. …

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