For one athletic Michigan mom, outpatient joint replacement brought a quick end to years of pain.
Ever since her teenage years, Samantha Searl had accepted knee pain as part of life. Not until age 48 did she discover she didn't have to live that way.
After battling chronic hip pain, Jon VanEizenga's hip replacement surgery gave him back his active life.
If you think you're too young, think again—quality of life diminishes for those who wait too long to replace a bad joint.
Recent studies indicate heavy patients need fewer blood transfusions, and did not have more complications.
The procedure rate nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010, with younger Baby Boomers increasingly seeking better mobility as they age.