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We present the results of a prospective study on thefunctional outcome from total knee replacement TKR in young versus oldpatients. American Knee Societyand pain scores over ten years post TKR were compared using a cohort of youngpatients ≤55 years and a control group of patients ≥56, matched for ASA, bodymass index and preoperative condition. A total of 24 young and 24 older knees wereanalysed. All scores improved significantly over time. There was no statisticaldifferences over 10 years in pain p = 0.436 and knee performance 0.618.Overall function was consistently higher in the younger group p = 0.004. TKR in younger patients produces similar outcomes interms of pain and function compared with older patients and we feel that TKRshould not be withheld on account of age alone.

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A. Wood, A. Keenan, C. Arthur, S. Aitken, P. Walmsley and I. Brenkel -The Functional Outcome of Total Knee Replacement in Young Patients: A 10-Year Matched Case Control Study,- Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 128-132. doi: 10.4236-ojo.2013.32024.





Author: Alexander M. Wood, Andre C. M. Keenan, Calum H. C. Arthur, Stuart A. Aitken, Phil J. Walmsley, Ivan J. Brenkel

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