Falls are one of the major causes of serious injury such as hip fractures or traumatic brain injury among the elderly. According to a recent research study, fall death rates have increased by 30% in the US between the years 2007 and 2016. At this rate, there will be 7 fall deaths occurring every hour by the year 2030!
Arthritis is a term that refers to a group of diseases that cause pain, stiffness, and swelling of your joints. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, or severe and may come and go, but generally worsen over time causing immobility and restrict your ability to perform activities of daily living.
The decision to undergo knee surgery is never a simple one to make. It is usually prompted by pain and severely restricted knee movement. Some people may even choose to live with reduced mobility rather than go under the knife for fear of being bedridden or in pain for a long time after surgery.