Are pain and function better measures of outcome than revision rates after TKR in the younger patient?
Revision is the gold standard outcome measurement for survival analyses of orthopaedic implants but reliance on revision as an endpoint has been recently questioned. This study, that assesses long-term outcome in a specific group of patients who had undergone total knee replacement (TKR) for osteoarthritis, highlights the main problems facing modern survival analyses. Minimum 12-year survival and outcome data were reviewed for a series of sixty patients under the age of 60 years (mean age 55....Expand abstract
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