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Doctors implanted 5.2 million total knees from 2000 to 2010

attune-knee-depuyDoctors implanted an estimated 5.2 million total knees from 2000 to 2010, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The rate of knee replacement went up, in that time period, by 86% for men and 99% for women.

The mean age of patients having a knee replacement was 66.1 years in 2014 according to a report by the American Joint Replacement Registry, as reported by Arkansas Online. For nearly 95% of the cases, osteoarthritis was the underlying diagnosis.

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