Features March 2004 Issue

High-Flex Fixed Knee

Eight ways to speed recovery after a knee or hip replacement.

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 eliminate pain, improve overall quality of life, and, according to a recent report by the National Institutes of Health, they increase mobility and function in 90 percent of those who have the procedure. What’s more, the artificial joints are durable, lasting at least 20 years in 80 percent of…

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