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Health Disparities in Joint Replacement for OA

Author(s)/Faculty: Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR
Release Date: 8/21/2012Expiration Date: 8/20/2015
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0
Content Type: MonographProvider:
One in four people, regardless of sex, race, education, injury history, or body mass index, will develop symptomatic hip osteoarthritis (OA) by age 85. Nearly half of adults will develop symptomatic knee OA by age 85 years, with the rate increasing to two out of three for obese adults. When conservative approaches and pharmacologic management of severe hip or knee OA is inadequate, total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is an effective surgical option.