One-Third of Total Knee Replacements Classified “Inappropriate”

But interpret findings cautiously, authors warn.

Thirty-four percent of knee replacements performed over a 20-year period were classified as “inappropriate” in a study published online in the June 30, 2014, edition of Arthritis & Rheumatology. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S., mostly to repair the damage caused by osteoarthritis (OA). The number reflects an average […]

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