Outcomes of TKR in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Dr. Mark P. Figgie Chief of the Surgical Arthritis Service at Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY USA will present his findings on Total Knee Replacement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – AAOS in Chicago. His research study entitled “Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Multi-Center Study, shows that 92 percent of implants lasts at least 10 yrs compared to at least 20 yrs in adults.

The orthopedic surgeon said that Joint replacement can in JIA patients can free patients, many of them adolescents, from a life of unrelenting pain. This means functionally that it can enable those in a wheel chair to walk again.

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