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Baby Boomers’ demand, expectations for new knees soar
USA Today

A soaring demand for new knees from aging Baby Boomers wanting to dance through Zumba workouts or zip down ski slopes is likely to lead to additional, more costly surgeries, according to a new report. Boomers’ expectations of knee replacements are high; their parents were content to be rid of the pain and to be relatively sedentary, says Elena Losina, lead author of a study to be presented today in San Francisco at the annual conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.