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Modern implants give new life to worn-out knees

Denise Olson danced at her daughter’s wedding. That might not sound like a profound accomplishment, but it was a moment she could only dream of a few months earlier. Arthritis had worn away so much of the cartilage in Olson’s right knee that it was just bone grinding on bone.

Knee replacements soar among older Americans

CHICAGO — Just like age-defying baby boomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacement surgeries, driven partly by a desire to stay active and by joint-damaging obesity.