Total knee arthroplasty in patients 40 years and younger.

  title={Total knee arthroplasty in patients 40 years and younger.},
  author={M. Mont and Siraj A. Sayeed and Obi Osuji and A. J. Johnson and Qais Naziri and Ronald Emilio Delanois and Peter M. Bonutti},
  journal={The journal of knee surgery},
  volume={25 1},
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a procedure with excellent clinical results in older patients with a primary diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Many younger patients undergo unicompartmental or high tibial osteotomy rather than TKA, but are not always good candidates for these joint-preserving procedures. The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes of patients 40 years of age and under who underwent TKA. We identified 33 patients (38 knees) who were 40 years of age or less at the time of… CONTINUE READING