Improving Arthroplasty for Patients with Diabetes

OREF  grant recipient explores connection between diabetes, OA, and arthroplasty

  It all started with a clinical observation. Allan L. Bucknell, MD, a professor with  the University of Colorado-Denver and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Eastern  Colorado Health Care System, was curious about why, after total knee  arthroplasty, his diabetic patients did not fare as well as his nondiabetic  patients. He wanted to know, for example, why he saw earlier aseptic prosthesis  loosening in diabetic patients.

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