Women may benefit from earlier TKA

By Carolyn Rogers

Gender bias may contribute to sex-based disparity in TKA utilization, outcomes

Delay in treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee may have a negative influence on function and knee scores of women who undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Initiation of treatment at an earlier stage could have a beneficial effect on knee function in female patients, according to a study presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

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