We have discussed numerous statistics on knee injuries ranging from the ligaments to the knee cap. But, what if these injuries cause chronic issues and a knee replacement must be done?
Approximately 600,000 knee replacements occur each year and this is estimated to increase to over 3 million by 2030.
The most knee replacements occur in those ages 50-80 years with age 70 being the average age of knee replacement. Knee replacements were found to be higher in females than males by considerable margin (68% vs. 31%).
Nearly ½ of all American adults develop knee osteoarthritis which is one of the main causes of knee replacement.
The average cost of a knee replacement is $20,704.
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