TKR surgeries expected to grow 673% to 3.5M procedures in 2030 & 3 more statistics


Total knee replacement surgeries are projected to increase 673 percent to 3.5 million procedures annually by 2030, according to A Nation in Motion, an educational initiative by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Here are four statistics:

1. Nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults will develop knee osteoarthritis in at least one knee.

2. More than 90 percent of patients who undergo knee replacement surgery experience a significant reduction in knee pain.

3. More than half — 63 percent — of knee replacement surgeries were performed on female patients in 2008.

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