May 12, 2014

Boomer business: Lean strategy turns total joints into thriving enterprise

By: OR Manager

More than 7 million Americans are living with a prosthetic knee or hip, and there is a growing incidence of adults younger than 65 undergoing these procedures, researchers reported at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in March. Among those over 50 years of age, 5% have replaced a knee, and more than 2% have replaced a hip.

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