Thinking about getting a new knee or a new hip next year? You're not alone.
For baby boomers, it seems that joint replacements are as prevalent as iPods
are for teenagers.
About 500,000 knee replacements and more than 175,000 hip replacements are
performed annually, and those numbers are on the rise. In fact, hip
replacements are expected to increase 174% in the next 20 years, and knee
replacements will rise even more -- 673%, according to a study presented at the
American Academy of Orthopaedic...
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