About a quarter of all adults in the United States report having chronic joint pain. Unfortunately, many people wait years before moving forward with joint replacement surgeries that could potentially help reduce their pain and increase their mobility. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has added an extra layer of questions and stress for those who are considering joint replacement surgery. A recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research and commissioned by a leading medical device company Zimmer Biomet, indicated that nearly half — 48% — of Americans who planned to have a joint replacement procedure this year have delayed treatment due to fears stemming from the coronavirus crisis.

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