Having a knee replacement operation is a big decision, and one that we will work to avoid if possible.
Knee replacement was the 14th most common procedure in the last period, and over 4.5 million americans are currently living with one or more brand new knees.
Luckily the success rate is high and quality of life after knee surgery is excellent.
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of knee replacement, and the principal diagnosis of all TKR procedures.
Approximately 12% of adults over the age of 60 have symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.
Slightly more women than men have this procedure, and the most common age is 65-84.