Weekend Warrior to Total Knee
Dr. Gary Moore, MD, Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
The normal human knee will tolerate the stresses of life – walking, lifting, running, sports, even extreme sports without wearing out enough to ever require a total joint; but, not every knee is normal. There are many circumstances that cause a knee to wear out and get osteoarthritis. Plus, the life expectancy in the year 1900 was about 50 – now it is in to the late 80’s; so, we have over 30 extra years to get osteoarthritis.