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Millions living with artificial hips and knees

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March 11, 2014
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Is that old hip or knee giving you trouble? They are in an increasing number of people who are now opting to get them replaced. A new study finds more than two in every 100 Americans are living with an artificial joint. (March 11) Video provided by AP


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