Total Knee Arthropasty for Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis in Military Personnel Under Age 50
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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United States military personnel frequently suffer knee injuries. The resulting progressive post-traumatic osteoarthritis PTOA causes significant disability in these young high-demand patients for which total knee arthroplasty TKA is the only effective treatment of their pain and impairment. Yet the use of this option for treatment of PTOA has not been studied. This retrospective review identified 74 knees in 64 U.S. military personnel who underwent TKA at less than or equal to 50 years-of-age during an eight year period at a tertiary-care, academic, military medical center.
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