Total knee arthroplasty in patients 40 years of age and younger with osteoarthritis.

@article{Lonner2000TotalKA,
  title={Total knee arthroplasty in patients 40 years of age and younger with osteoarthritis.},
  author={Jess H. Lonner and Steve G. Hershman and M. Mont and Paul A. Lotke},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2000},
  volume={380},
  pages={85-90}
}
The results of 32 total knee arthroplasties performed for osteoarthritis in 32 patients who were 40 years of age or younger are reviewed. At a mean followup of 7.9 years (minimum, 5 years), the Knee Society knee scores increased from an average of 47 to 88 points, and the function scores increased from 45 to 70 points. Overall, Knee Society knee scores were considered good or excellent in 82% of patients (26 knees) and fair or poor in 18% (six knees). Postoperative function scores were good or… CONTINUE READING