UI's Cram says knee replacements double, pose challenges to Medicare

UI's Cram says knee replacements double, pose challenges to Medicare

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A doctor examines a patient's knee in a photo illustrating an article on the number of older Americans getting knee replacement surgeries and tied to research conducted at the University of Iowa. Photographer: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

Total knee replacement surgeries have more than doubled over the past two decades in the U.S., posing challenges to controlling spending in the Medicare program, according to research published by University of Iowa's Peter Cram.

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