Ask The Doctors: June 2013

Gender-specific knee implants...Biologic response modifier drugs for RA...

Q. My doctor has explained that a total knee replacement is the best treatment option for my osteoarthritis. As a petite woman, Ive read that its important that my surgeon uses a gender-specific implant for a successful outcome. Is this true? A. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most successful surgical procedures, with more than 600,000 knee replacements performed each year in the United States. As the procedure evolves, there has been a lot…
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