Total knee arthroplasty in the elderly: does age affect pain, function or complications?

@article{Kennedy2013TotalKA,
  title={Total knee arthroplasty in the elderly: does age affect pain, function or complications?},
  author={J Woodfin Kennedy and Linda Johnston and Lynda A. Cochrane and Petros J. Boscainos},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2013},
  volume={471 6},
  pages={
          1964-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND TKA is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the elderly, yet whether age influences postoperative pain, function, and complication rates is not fully understood for this group. This is because the current literature has limited followup, small sample sizes, and no comparator group. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore asked if increasing age adversely affects postoperative pain, Knee Society Scores(©), and complication rates. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all 438… CONTINUE READING
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