Cost-effectiveness analysis of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty as an alternative to total knee arthroplasty for unicompartmental osteoarthritis.

@article{Soohoo2006CosteffectivenessAO,
  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty as an alternative to total knee arthroplasty for unicompartmental osteoarthritis.},
  author={Nelson Fong Soohoo and Husham Sharifi and Gerald F. Kominski and Jay R. Lieberman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2006},
  volume={88 9},
  pages={1975-82}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty as an alternative to total knee arthroplasty in patients with degenerative arthritis limited to either the medial or lateral compartment. METHODS A decision model was created for the treatment of end-stage unicompartmental knee arthritis. A literature review was used to identify possible outcomes and their probabilities following treatment with either unicompartmental or total knee… CONTINUE READING
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