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Knee replacements soar among US older folks

Just like their counterparts, the babyboomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacement surgeries, driven partly by a desire to stay active and by joint-damaging obesity. A study finds more than 3 million Medicare patients who are 65 and older, got artificial knees from 1991 through 2010. Almost 10 percent of the operations were redos — replacing worn-out artificial joints.

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