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Decision making for knee replacement: variation in treatment choice for late stage medial compartment osteoarthritis.

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BACKGROUND: Patients with medial unicompartmental osteoarthritic disease of the knee requiring arthroplasty can be treated with either Total or Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (TKR or UKR). Currently, the decision to choose one operation over another is not well defined and may depend on the profile of the surgeon consulted. We tested the hypothesis that different surgeons will select different treatment for identical patients requiring knee replacement. METHOD: Four different surgeons, re...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.knee.2012.05.005

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Journal:
The Knee
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Pages:
886-889
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1873-5800
ISSN:
0968-0160
URN:
uuid:68d2bab2-35eb-4c55-a812-6f612096585d
Source identifiers:
339745
Local pid:
pubs:339745

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