Features March 2007 Issue

Joint Replacement The Second Time Around

Knee and hip implants donít last forever. The good news is, advancements in revision surgery can keep you mobile and independent longer.

Americans are getting more new hip and knee implants than ever before nearly a half-million a year. This boom in joint replacement has made the procedure somewhat routine and widely available. But when it comes time to have that initial implant replaced, due to wear or failure, the procedure is anything but routine.

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