Knee replacements double in 10 years

When a patient goes in for a knee replacement it’s usually because eroded cartilage has made walking painful. There is no cure for this type of arthritis, so doctors insert an artificial knee. The doctor attaches metal alloy caps to the thighbone and shinbone, then places a plastic spacer between the metal caps. The plastic spacer acts as artificial cartilage.

Almost 1.5 million Americans who have had total knee replacements are between 50 and 69 years old, which puts them at risk of long-term complications and costly revision surgery later in life, according to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 6 — Columbia College men's basketball's 'amazing ride'

On Jan. 15, the Cougars earned the program's first No. 1 NAIA ranking. The team finished its regular season play Feb. 23, undefeated for the first time in program history.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Winter storm threatens mid-Missouri, Missouri football gets new recruits

The city is building a cellphone tower that is designed to look like an elm tree and a young public defender struggles with the workload and emotional strain of the job.

Missouri women's basketball closes out non-conference schedule with win

The Missouri women's basketball team closed out their non-conference schedule with a 75-60 win over Western Illinois. After a holiday break, the Tigers will head into Southeastern Conference play on Jan. 2 with an 11-2 record.

Former Missouri forward Jankovic commits to Hawaii

Former Missouri forward Stefan Jankovic has committed to the University of Hawaii, according to a report by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Weekend of freezing rain glazes Columbia

Freezing rain blanketed Columbia in ice, but streets stayed mostly clear on Saturday and Sunday, and the city avoided any snow accumulation.


UPDATE: Power restored after Sunday-morning outages

More than 400 Columbia Water and Light customers lost power Sunday morning. But power was restored by 3 p.m., according to the utility's outage map.

Equal Opportunity Schools helps recruit minority students for rigorous courses

Columbia Public Schools will work for another year with Equal Opportunity Schools, a not-for-profit organization, to increase minority students' participation in rigorous courses.

Danny Davis tries to find the magic again

Snowboarder Danny Davis had virtually secured a 2010 Olympics spot but an auto accident devastated that dream. Now, after four years of recovery, Davis is trying to make a comeback.

'Preferred' pronouns gain traction at U.S. colleges

Professors, dorm advisers, club sponsors are inviting students to state their preferred gender pronouns such as "they," "ze" and "sie," at several colleges across the United States.

Missouri lawmaker proposes September to May school year

A shorter school year might mean longer school days for children.

Officials plan monthly updates on Missouri River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the first briefing will be held on Jan. 9.


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball defeats Western Illinois

The Tigers won 75-60.