Do You Know How Many People Have Artificial Knees and Hips?
If you are considering a knee or hip replacement, you might wonder how many others have taken the same route.
So, let’s take a look at the stats:
Over 7 million Americans currently live with artificial knees or hips, which makes up about .8% of the country.
That may not seem like a lot, but let’s consider that children and those under 50 years old have little chance of needing knee or hip replacements.
So, what percentage of Americans over 50 years of age have artificial knees or hips?
The answer: 6.9%
Okay, so you’re still not impressed. I understand. Well, let’s go a bit further. What percentage of Americans above 80 have had knees or hips replaced?
This means that 1 in 10 people over the age of 80 have had knee or hip replacement surgery.
In other words, you are not alone if your doctor recommends a total joint replacement. Many others have not only had the same sorts of procedures, but they live comfortable, autonomous lives.
For more specifics, make sure to check out this article from Bilione W. Young.