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More than 2 in 100 Americans have new hips, knees

More than 2 in 100 Americans have new hips, knees

Published March 11, 2014 / Associated Press

It’s not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.

Among those over 50, it’s even more common: Five percent have replaced a knee and more than 2 percent, a hip.