Lifetime Risk of Total Knee Replacement and Temporal Trends in Incidence by Health Care Setting, Socioeconomic Status, and Geographic Location
Megan A Bohensky, Ilana Ackerman, Richard DeSteiger, Alexandra Gorelik, Caroline A Brand
ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the lifetime risk of total knee replacement (TKR) and examine temporal trends in TKR incidence in the state of Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of a population-based longitudinal cohort of patients (ages ≥40 years) who received a primary TKR in Victoria from 1999-2008. Hospital separations and life tables were used to estimate lifetime risk. Temporal changes in TKR incidence were examined according to health care setting (public versus private), socioeconomic status (SES), and geographic location (regional versus metropolitan). RESULTS: There were 43,570 incidents of primary TKRs identified over the study period. In 2008, the lifetime..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australian) Early Career Fellowship
Dr. Ackerman's work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australian) Early Career Fellowship (520004).