More than 80 percent of patients returned to walking, yardwork and other light activity one week after having knee arthroscopy, according to a study published in the January 2008 issue of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. The study is the first to measure recovery times for patients having the procedure.
Due to technological advances, more people with knee arthritis are now able to benefit from partial knee replacement, according to a paper published in the January, 2008 Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
For men and women over age 80, hip replacement surgery may still be a viable option, according to a study published in the December 2007 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Patients 80 and older are experiencing success with hip replacements comparable to those of their younger counterparts.
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