Joint Replacement The Second Time Around

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:00 PM EST

... Americans are getting more new hip and knee implants than ever before nearly a half-million a year. This boom in joint replacement has made the procedure somewhat routine and widely available. But when it comes time to have that initial implant replaced, due to wear or failure, the procedure is anything but routine, according to an article in the March issue of Cleveland Clinic Arthritis Advisor. [click link for full article] ...