Osteoarthritis, the disease that lets you know getting old sucks
- More than half of all americans over the age of 65 have osteoarthritis
- It tends to run in families
- Over 600,000 joint replacement surgeries are performed each year in the US, and approximately 300,000 of those procedures are knee replacement surgeries.
- The Centers for Disease Control estimate that some 27 million adults in the US have osteoarthritis
Let's take a look at the slideshow on the next page to see what we can learn about osteoarthritis today.