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Study Finds a Third of Knee Replacements Questionable

one third of knee replacements not appropriate based on new studyKnee replacement surgery is a decision that warrants serious consideration. While necessary in some cases, the procedure is risky and can cause severe complications. CNN reports of a Virginia Commonwealth University study that suggests that one third of knee replacement procedures were not appropriate according to current medical criteria.

Researchers analyzed imaging and patient records in 175 knee replacement surgeries out of more than 650,000 performed ...

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