American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

What Patients are Reading: Knee and Hip Replacements are Common, But They’re Not Always Fully Successful

The Washington Post published an article this week written by Consumer Reports discussing the benefits and potential downsides of joint replacement and outlining realistic post-surgical expectations including quotes from AAHKS member surgeons. “More than half of all older adults in the United States have arthritis. Most often it’s osteoarthritis (OA), where the cartilage between joints wears down, causing swelling, pain and disability in some…Read More


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