Worldwide rates of primary and revision total knee arthroplasty(TKA) are rising due to increased longevity of the population and the burden of osteoarthritis.
Revision TKA is a technically demanding procedure generating outcomes which are reported to be inferior to those of primary knee arthroplasty, and with a higher risk of complication. Overall, the rate of revision after primary arthroplasty is low, but the number of patients currently living with a TKA suggests a large potential revision healthcare burden.
- revision total knee replacement
- health policy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine