Journal article

Low grade of radiographic osteoarthritis predicts unsatisfactory response of the contralateral knee replacement in two-stage bilateral total knee arthroplasty

Sina Babazadeh, Tim D Spelman, Michelle M Dowsey, Peter FM Choong

Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy | SPRINGER | Published : 2021


PURPOSE: It is difficult to counsel patients with bilateral osteoarthritis who are unsatisfied with their first knee replacement as to whether they are likely to have a better outcome after the contralateral knee is replaced. The purpose of this study was to determine whether predictive factors can be found to prognosticate outcome of the second-side knee replacement when a patient has an unsatisfactory response to the first, with the hypothesis that predictors, such as prosthetic factors and radiographic level of osteoarthritis, may be able to predict a satisfactory response to the contralateral knee replacement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An analysis of staged bilateral knee replacements perfo..

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