TKA in Younger Patients: Real, but Reasonable?

The evidence and the alternatives to TKA in patients younger than age 65

Mary Ann Porucznik

Over the last two decades, the volume of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures has increased dramatically—and the percentage of TKA patients who are younger than age 65 has also risen substantially. During a joint Specialty Day program moderated by Carlos J. Lavernia, MD, members of The Knee Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons examined the changing demographics, historic outcomes, failure modes, different approaches, and bearing surfaces available to TKA patients.

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