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.