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Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association To Tot tal Knee Replacemen al Knee R t ore than 500 000 persons in the United States have knee replacements Prosthesis each year. The most common reason for knee replacement is Mosteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is destruction of the cartilage (supporting tissue between layers of a joint) and can occur at any joint in the body, but the knees are often the first site. Osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness, limitation of Femur motion, and swelling in the area of the joint that has arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, destruction of joint cartilage by an immune process, affects joints differently. Persons with rheumatoid arthritis often have deformities in the joints, along with pain, swelling, stiffness, and problems in other areas of their bodies. Referral to an orthopedic surgeon and evaluation for knee replacement may be offered when other treatments Patella for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis fail. Orthopedic surgeons are doctors with Femoral specialized education in the diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint disorders. component TESTING BEFORE KNEE REPLACEMENT Patellar Plastic Diagnostic x-rays of persons with osteoarthritis demonstrate collapse of the knee joint, implant spacer indicating destruction of the cartilage and meniscus http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Knee Replacement

Abstract

MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association To Tot tal Knee Replacemen al Knee R t ore than 500 000 persons in the United States have knee replacements Prosthesis each year. The most common reason for knee replacement is Mosteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is destruction of the cartilage (supporting tissue between layers of a joint) and can occur at any joint in the body, but the knees are often the first site. Osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness,...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.305.8.844
pmid
21343586
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Abstract

MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association To Tot tal Knee Replacemen al Knee R t ore than 500 000 persons in the United States have knee replacements Prosthesis each year. The most common reason for knee replacement is Mosteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is destruction of the cartilage (supporting tissue between layers of a joint) and can occur at any joint in the body, but the knees are often the first site. Osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness, limitation of Femur motion, and swelling in the area of the joint that has arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, destruction of joint cartilage by an immune process, affects joints differently. Persons with rheumatoid arthritis often have deformities in the joints, along with pain, swelling, stiffness, and problems in other areas of their bodies. Referral to an orthopedic surgeon and evaluation for knee replacement may be offered when other treatments Patella for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis fail. Orthopedic surgeons are doctors with Femoral specialized education in the diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint disorders. component TESTING BEFORE KNEE REPLACEMENT Patellar Plastic Diagnostic x-rays of persons with osteoarthritis demonstrate collapse of the knee joint, implant spacer indicating destruction of the cartilage and meniscus

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 23, 2011

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