Long-term outcomes of contralateral knees after unilateral total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis.

@article{Ritter1994LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcomes of contralateral knees after unilateral total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis.},
  author={Merrill A. Ritter and Kenneth D Carr and Emma Keating and Philip M. Faris},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={347-9}
}
One hundred fifty-six patients who underwent unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) between 1970 and 1985 were evaluated for the development, progression, and eventual TKA in the contralateral knee. At the time of TKA, 113 patients were diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the opposite knee, while in the remaining patients, the opposite knee was normal. The probability of the normal knee developing osteoarthritis and requiring a TKA at 7 years is 21 and 5%, respectively. The chance of a knee… CONTINUE READING

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