Joint replacement surgeries are becoming more common in the United States. For example, from 2000 to 2009, the incidence of total knee replacement increased by 120 percent.
This episode of Life Matters covers the process of replacing hips, knees and shoulders. John R. Schurman II, MD, and Shannon Wilson from the Via Christi Joint Replacement Center in Wichita discuss the center's patient-centered, quality-driven process. And Bradley Saunders, MD, discusses shoulder replacement surgery.