Tips for good outcomes after hip, knee replacement surgery |

ROCHESTER, Minn. (TNS) — Total hip and knee replacement surgeries are among the most commonly performed operations in the U.S., with an estimated 1 million of these procedures performed each year. Demand for these surgeries also has been rising globally.

Patients can make lifestyle changes before surgery to improve their chances of successful outcomes, according to Matthew Abdel, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement.

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RHODA MADSON writes for the Mayo Clinic News Network.