The increase in total knee replacement surgery in Taiwan

  title={The increase in total knee replacement surgery in Taiwan},
  author={Fu-Huang Lin and Hsiang-Cheng Chen and Chin Lin and Yu-Lung Chiu and Herng-Sheng Lee and Hung Chang and guo-sHu Huang and Hsueh-Lu Chang and Shih-Jen Yeh and Wen Su and Chih-Chien Wang and Sui-Lung Su},
Abstract Total knee replacement (TKR) is considered as one of the most success among clinical interventions for patients with who suffering from knee osteoarthritis (OA). We sought to estimate the incidence of TKR using demographics, incidence rates, lengths of hospital stay, and costs from 1996 to 2010 by analyzing Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. A total of 154,553 patients obtained primary TKR surgery between 1996 and 2010. The diagnosis code for knee OA and the… CONTINUE READING


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