More than a million people in the United States receive hip and knee replacements each year, but there are some who are allergic to the metal used in the implant.
Lindsey Vonn’s right knee is healing quicker than her feelings over a world championship race she says should have been called off.
The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonn’s right knee was “optimistic for a full recovery” after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships.
Lindsey Vonn had her knee repaired on Sunday in Vail. With the Olympics just 12 months away, what are her chances for a return to the slopes? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the typical rehab after knee surgery — before snapping the skis back on.