Total knee arthroplasty in a group of patients less than 45 years of age

David F. Dalury, Frederick C. Ewald, Michael J. Christie, Richard D. Scott

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The long-term follow-up evaluation of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients under age 45 is reviewed. One hundred three knees in 67 patients who had an average follow-up period of 7.2 years were retrospectively reviewed. Fifty-eight percent of the patients had rheumatoid arthritis, and 29% had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Thirteen percent of the patients had post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, hemochromatosis, or lupus. The results demonstrate that the success of TKA in this partient population are comparable to those for TKA in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)598-602
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • juvenile theumatoid arthritis
  • rheumatoid arthirits
  • total knee arthroplasty
  • young

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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