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Unformatted text preview: Osteoarthritis is the second leading disease in America, consumed of 21 million people, and occurs due to cartilage erosion from the joint of interest. As described, the pain from eroded cartilage can be overwhelming. I don’t understand why someone not needing the surgery would refuse it. I found it hard to believe that women tend to require more joint replacements then men, simply because men tend to be more active then women. Also, I find it hard to believe that insurance companies will pay for a joint replacement of a certain material, but could indeed have invested in a better material that could last longer. The demonstration of the knee replacement proved just how similar the replacement was to the actual design of the human knee....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HON 470 taught by Professor Mostardi during the Spring '08 term at The University of Akron.
- Spring '08