Total knee arthroplasty in young patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Parvizi2003TotalKA,
  title={Total knee arthroplasty in young patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Javad Parvizi and Claudette M Lajam and Robert T. Trousdale and William J. Shaughnessy and Miguel E. Cabanela},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2003},
  volume={85-A 6},
  pages={1090-4}
}
BACKGROUND Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a disabling and destructive condition that commonly affects the knee during childhood. Total knee arthroplasty occasionally may be necessary for the treatment of end-stage disabling arthritis of the knee in young patients. There is a paucity of available data on the results of total knee arthroplasty in adolescents. We report our experience with total knee arthroplasty in patients under the age of twenty years who had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis… CONTINUE READING

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