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Best and Brightest: Keeping Hip and Knee Replacement Patients Healthier

Good Samaritan’s Total Hip and Knee Replacement Program, directed by Mark Snyder, earns a gold seal of approval.

Hip and knee replacement is the most common major joint replacement—or resurfacing procedure—in America. There are currently approximately 300,000 total hips done and 600,000 total knees done in America each year. These numbers will increase dramatically in the next five to ten years; it’s estimated that they could go up 200 to 300 percent. We have an aging population, which is a primary driver of arthritis of the hip and knee, and [high] obesity, which greatly accelerates arthritis.