Source: Lancet 2014, July 08 [epub ahead of print]
Date of publication: 08 July 2014
Publication type: Systematic review
In a nutshell: According to this study, based on data in the National Joint Registry in Wales, partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement surgery. If the number of partial replacement were to increase from 8% to 20%, the NHS could potentially prevent 170 deaths, at the cost of 400 additional revisions.
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Acknowledgement: Medical News Today