East Cooper Ask the Experts: Joint Replacement Surgery

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - Dr. Del Schutte from East Cooper Medical Center was in the studio Tuesday for our East Cooper Medical Center Ask the Experts segment.{}

The theme this month was arthritis and joint replacement.{}

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nearly one in two people may develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis by age 85; two in three people who are obese may develop symptomatic osteoarthritis knee in their lifetime; and nearly a quarter of the population may develop painful hip arthritis in their lifetime.

Arthritis is a main cause for joint replacement surgery.

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