This Surgery Has Doubled In The Last Decade

But At What Cost?

DePuy-Hip-Joint-FDA-RecallAs the Boomer generation ages, joints ache, knees fail, arthritis sets in, and the typical 45-64 year old finds himself less able to participate in activities formerly enjoyed. Television ads depicting Boomers engaging in active sports and leisure activities have led to a generation that feels as if body parts can be surgically swapped out like tires on a car. Aside from surgical risks such as blood clots, infection and potentially lethal reactions to anesthesia, there is now sufficient evidence that the replacement knees and hips are not living up to their promise and failing early on. Read this article for additional information on the topic.

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