Knee Replacement Patients Getting Younger, More Diverse

Patients who undergo knee replacement are getting younger and are more likely to be a minority, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic. Compared with about two decades ago, today’s knee replacement candidate is two years younger (68 versus 70 years), and there has been a 1.4 percent increase (from 8 to 9.4 percent) in the number of minority patients. Research also shows that Medicare is paying less of a patient’s knee replacement costs.  Read More

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