Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 3rd, 2005
"Total joint replacements are important surgical interventions for treating severe arthritis of weight-bearing joints. The most common indication for total knee replacement (TKR) is osteoarthritis of the knee joint," wrote C. Mehrotra and associates at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta."
The researchers reported, "The goals of this study were to assess the trend in rate of TKR in Wisconsin and to describe the economic impact of these surgical procedures on the health care system. A population-based cross-sectional study of TKR surgeries was conducted...
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