Eligibility criteria for a total knee arthroplasty (TKA)

Which TKA eligibility criteria are considered most important by orthopedic surgeons?

The number of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) operations is still rising. However, the TKA eligibility criteria still remain heterogenous. Thus, this study aimed to compare the TKA eligibility criteria considered most important by orthopedic surgeons.  It was shown that radiographic severity as well as functional limitations were the main drivers. Surprisingly, pain and the response to non-surgical treatment were not. 


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