NBC5 Chicago: More Patients Seek Knee, Hip Replacements in Middle Age

Knee and hip replacements are traditionally considered to be surgeries considered later in life, but more and more, younger patients are seeking out the procedures, according to a Chicago-area surgeon.

44-year-old Jolene Noel is one such patient, as she had both of her knees replaced in a pair of 2016 surgeries.

Dr. Richard Berger, Rush University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, performed the surgery but had some concerns before his patient went under the knife.