January 3, 2007
It is estimated that 435,000 Americans get a hip or knee replaced each year. Your joints can become damaged by injury, arthritis, or simply years of use, which can cause pain, stiffness, or swelling. Dr. John Hall from Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to talk about joint replacements, and Martha Jefferson's program called the Joint Camp.
Hall said that not all joint replacements are done with the same type of equipment as the replacement. Although older people are the ones to generally get a joint replaced, it is possible for young patients to get the procedure done as well.
Martha Jefferson Hospital even has a program dedicated to help patients through the entire joint replacement process. This is called the Joint Camp.
To find out more about joint replacements, or the Martha Jefferson Joint Camp, click the video link above.