Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.
Joint and Arthritis Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Himchan Hospital, 120, Sinmok-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional outcomes, activity levels, mortalities, implant survival rates, and complications of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with those in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) over a minimum 10-year follow-up period.
Methods: Between January 2007 and December 2009, 90 TKAs performed in 57 patients with RA (RA group) were retrospectively reviewed and matched with a control group of 180 TKAs performed in 114 patients with OA. The functional outcomes (Knee Society Score), activity levels (Koval grade), mortalities, implant survival rates, and complications were compared between the two groups with a minimum 10-year follow-up period. Read More