Knee arthroplasty in the young patient: survival in a community registry.

@article{Gioe2007KneeAI,
  title={Knee arthroplasty in the young patient: survival in a community registry.},
  author={Terence J Gioe and Clifford C Novak and Penny J. Sinner and Wenjun Ma and Susan C Mehle},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2007},
  volume={464},
  pages={83-7}
}
UNLABELLED Operative options for the younger patient with an arthritic knee remain controversial. We prospectively followed 1047 patients 55 years old or younger who underwent knee arthroplasty in a community joint registry over a 14-year period. Patients were implanted with 1047 joints of three predominant designs by 48 surgeons in four hospitals associated with a community joint registry. The mean age for this cohort was 49.8 years, and 62.8% (657/1047) of the patients were female. There were… CONTINUE READING