If you are considering a total knee replacement, join the crowd. Joint replacement surgeries are among the most common elective surgeries.
Female athletes are two to eight more times likely to injure their ACL than males, however utilizing one graft repair treatment method in females may be more beneficial than another, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Knee replacement surgery has a great success rate. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that 90 percent of the people who undergo knee replacement surgery experience a significant reduction in pain. Many are able to return to activities like golf, which they had given up due to arthritic knee pain. About 85 percent of replacement knees are still working after 20 years of use.
Knee pain in active patients over 40 is often difficult to treat but according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego utilizing a special kind of allograft may be a step in the right direction.