Spine Disability May Negatively Affect TKA Outcomes

Lumbar spine problems linked to lower knee function scores before and after TKA

  Although total knee arthroplasty (TKA) generally results in excellent pain relief, approximately 20 percent of patients have persistent functional deficits that affect their quality of life, noted William C. Schroer, MD, during the 2015 annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

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