Monday, October 23, 2006

What's a joint like this doing in a lady like you?

…Seems kinda obvious now, but they are making artificial knee replacements specifically for women’s bodies.

…The FDA approved these last spring, according to a story by Nancy Young in The Virginian-Pilot (Oct 16, 2006).

…About time. Women get two-thirds of the knee replacements (they tend to get worse osteoarthritis).

…Men’s knee implants differ in shape and angle.

…If you are thinking of one of these implants, which are all the rage these days, ask about getting a gender-specific knee.

…Robot surgery to implant these is becoming more available and can shorten the incision, comfort, and recovery time.

…Has anyone gotten this? Are they available for hips?

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