Nonrandom evolution of end-stage osteoarthritis of the lower limbs.

  title={Nonrandom evolution of end-stage osteoarthritis of the lower limbs.},
  author={Najia Shakoor and Joel A. Block and Susan B Shott and John P. Case},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={46 12},
OBJECTIVE Patients with unilateral hip or knee replacements for end-stage osteoarthritis (OA) are at high risk for future progression of OA in other joints of the lower extremities, often requiring additional joint replacements. Although the risks of future surgery in the contralateral cognate joints (i.e., contralateral hip replacement after an initial hip replacement) have been evaluated, the evolution of end-stage hip OA to OA involving the knee joints, and vice versa (i.e., noncognate… CONTINUE READING


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