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On Your Mind

Consumer Reports on Health discusses the longevity of a knee replacement and includes guidance from Mathias P. Bostrom, MD, chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS.

According to Dr. Bostrom, “For people age 65 and older, there’s a very high likelihood that if they get a knee replaced, it will last the rest of their lives.”

He added that after a knee replacement it’s best to avoid high-impact activities such as running and opt for walking, swimming, using an elliptical or dancing.

This article appeared in the August 2022 edition of the magazine .