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98% of total knee replacement patients return to work
98% of total knee replacement patients return to work

(March 22, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Ohio - Nearly all total knee replacement patients return to work after their surgery, according to a report presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Researchers studied nearly 700 total knee replacement patients, following participants up to 5 years following their operation. Participants average aged was 54. Results showed that nearly 75% of the patients were employed prior to knee replacement, and that 98% of these patients returned to work after their surgery

 
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