Quite common. Knee replacements are quite common, usually in the setting of advanced osteoarthritis of the knee.
Common. It is estimated that at least 600, 000 knee replacements are performed every year in the us. Surgery is indicated for advanced arthritis that has failed to respond to appropriate conservative care.
Fairly. It is not terribly uncommon, especially with the hips. The recovery from a total knee replacement does involve some degree of limping, favoring one leg over the other, and not uncommonly causing a bursitis of the hip. Thankfully they usually it resolves over time as recovery progresses. . Read more...