New Health Study: Partial Knee Replacements Should Be “Treatment Of Choice” For Older Patients (The Lancet)

From “The Lancet” published July 17, 2019:

Partial Knee Replacements“Knee replacement is increasing in frequency, and it has an associated substantial cost implication to any health-care provider. It is also essential that patients receive the most efficacious operation for this condition. Before our study, and despite several cohort-based reports, knowledge of whether one operation type is superior, remained uncertain. Our 5-year study has indicated that both TKR and PKR are beneficial interventions but, based on our combined clinical and cost-effectiveness data and providing the operation is performed by those with adequate experience, we recommend that PKR should be offered as the treatment of choice for late-stage isolated medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee.

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To read entire study click on link below:

https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736%2819%2931281-4

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