RehabManagement—November 19, 2014
According to a media release from HSS, Mark P. Figgie, MD, study leader, says the surgery in this patient population, although performed by only a small number of highly specialized orthopedic surgeons nationwide, is life-changing for JIA patients.
"Juvenile arthritis is a debilitating condition that can really affect the patient's ability to function, yet few reports exist on the results of total knee replacement in people with JIA," Figgie says. "Because of the low volume of procedures in this patient population, we used an international, multicenter approach to determine the survivorship and functional outcome of TKR in this group of patients."
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