Younger patients driving increase in TKAs

By Peter Pollack

Obesity and population growth can’t account for increase in utilization

From 1997 to 2007, the number of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures performed annually in the United States doubled, with much of the increase taking place in younger patients, according to a study presented at the 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting.

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