Knee replacement surgery has become increasingly more common over the last 15 years, mainly because the obesity epidemic has increased the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee. More than 600,000 total knee replacements (TKRs) are performed each year in the U.S., according to figures from the Agency for Healthcare
Tag: orthopedic surgery
Q. My 76-year-old father is mentally sharp, but he is in constant pain and has been scheduled for orthopedic surgery. I am very concerned that general anesthesia will adversely affect his aging brain. Should he avoid this type of elective surgery?
A. There has been some concern that general anesthesia might