Beyond Arthritis: Hip and Knee Replacements for Women

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If your mother or grandmother had a knee replacement.

“Now, patients are coming to see us saying, ‘I can’t do the things I want to do. I can’t play golf or tennis anymore.’ We’re seeing more and more patients in their 50s and even some in their 40s,” he tells WebMD. “Where these people used to wait and try to hold out another year or two or five, now they just want to get it done and get on with their lives.”

Joint Replacements in Women

Arthritis is the leading cause of joint replacements. And because women have higher rates of osteoporosis,” says Mayman. “It’s something all women this age should be thinking about, and if you’re replacing a joint, it’s important to be thinking about protecting the bone that you have.”