Knee osteoarthritis. It can start out as an occasional twinge that eventually becomes a constant pain, making it difficult to walk, stay active or just get through the day.
And when joint degeneration starts affecting your life, you may start thinking about surgery.
You're not alone. Knee replacements have become increasingly common among younger women, according to a January 2012 Finnish study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism.
Read on to learn what you need to know about knee replacements.