Source: New England Journal of Medicine (2011) 365, pp 1464-1466
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Date of publication: 20th October 2011
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: According to Yale School of Medicine researchers, innovations in total knee arthroplasty prosthetic designs may not benefit older patients or those with multiple co-existing conditions as improvements to long-term failure rates are less applicable to these groups. This is particularly true when taking into account that newer implants are more likely to fail in the short-term and are often more expensive
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