Over One-Third of Knee Replacements Are Inappropriate, Research Says

Over One-Third of Knee Replacements Are Inappropriate, Research Says

Over 600,000 knee replacements are performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and most are caused from knee pain due to osteoarthritis (“wear and tear”), rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation), or post-traumatic arthritis (serious acute injury). Among that number, about one-third of knee replacements are classified as “inappropriate” based on […]