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QuickStats: Rate* of Total Knee Replacement for Persons Aged >65 Years, by Sex --- United States, 1979--2002

 

Figure 1

Total knee replacement has become one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed on older persons. During 1979--2002, the rate of knee replacement procedures among those aged >65 years increased approximately eightfold. These procedures are performed more frequently for women than men.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Data Warehouse on Trends in Health and Aging. National Hospital Discharge Survey. Additional information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/agingact.htm.
 



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