What difference does gender make?

By Mary Ann Porucznik

Study finds no difference between gender-specific and standard femoral implants

No one denies that men and women are built differently. Anatomic and musculoskeletal differences are easily identifiable. But when it comes to total knee arthroplasty (TKA), a “gender-specific” design has no better or worse outcomes than a conventional design, according to the results of a Korean study presented at the 2010 AAOS Annual Meeting.

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