The most common type of knee replacement involves drilling a small hole in the bone to insert a small piece of metal into the joint to help relieve pressure on the bone.
However, the type of metal used to drill into the knee is not always the same as what’s used to attach a butt implant.
The knee replacement industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and a big factor in keeping surgeons working to stay ahead of the epidemic.
This year, the American Knee Foundation (AKF) announced the top five best practices for patients seeking knee replacement.
The organization also released a list of the top 10 most common knee replacements performed annually.
Here’s the top ten list: