Ladies: Don’t Postpone Knee-replacement Surgery

Is getting new knees on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Research at the University of Delaware indicates that women wait longer to pursue knee-replacement surgery than men do.

By postponing surgery until they can no longer stand the pain, these women may also risk putting their mobility, and quality of life, on hold indefinitely, according to Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Distinguished Alumni Professor in UD’s Department of Physical Therapy and a certified sports physical therapist and athletic trainer.

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