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New Study Finds that Knee Replacement Is
A Cost-Effective Treatment Option

If you or a loved one is considering a knee replacement, consider this: A new study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that knee replacement is a cost-effective treatment for patients with end-stage osteoarthritis. The savings to an individual average between $10,000 and $30,000 over a lifetime and the savings to the healthcare system add up to $12 billion dollars! So, if a new knee could get you back to work, back to doing the things you love and save you money, it may be worth doing your own math...

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Last reviewed: August 2013
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