Older man with walking stick suffering with severe knee pain from arthritis

Patients with Severe Arthritis Have Increased Significantly During the Pandemic

For patients awaiting a hip or knee replacement, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unparalleled challenges. Severe arthritis, which is one of the primary reasons for needing joint replacement surgery, is a progressive condition so symptoms gradually worsen. This is exacerbated during periods of immobility and heightened stress so it is reasonable to predict that for…