Using a validated algorithm to judge the appropriateness of total knee arthroplasty in the United States: a multi-center longitudinal cohort study

Source:  Arthritis and Rheumatology 2014, June 29 [epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication:  June 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Uses data from 205 persons undergoing TKA.  Prevalence rates for classifications of appropriate, inconclusive and inappropriate were calculated, concluding that approximately a third of TKA surgeries were judged to be inappropriate.

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Acknowledgement:  Arthritis and Rheumatology

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