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Not Your Mother’s Knee Replacement...or Rehab

By: Jerry Malone PT
CEO/Founder of Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, P.C.
Clinical Director of Total Joint and Aquatic Center
 
     With knee replacement technology improving and the ages of knee replacement patients decreasing, the rehab of this group of patients is changing significantly. Twenty-five years ago, the object was to wait as long as possible before getting a knee replacement. Combine that with an implant that only lasted 10 years or so and you ended up with a group of patients 70+ years of age who were interested in living out their time with less pain and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
     Today, with implants lasting 25-30 years, we are seeing patients in their 40’s and 50’s (some younger) getting their knees replaced at a much higher frequency. Because of these changes, we

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