• Type, cost of nonoperative treatment for late-stage knee OA varied prior to TKA

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Published results showed the type and cost of nonoperative treatment had substantial variation among patients with late-stage knee osteoarthritis prior to total knee arthroplasty.
    “Intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections and physical therapy were the two most costly interventions within the 12 months prior to TKA,” Eric L. Smith, MD, told Healio. “We believe that these interventions do not add value to the patient with late-stage arthritis who receives a TKA within 12 months.”
    Using the IBM Watson Health MarketScan databases, Smith and colleagues reviewed data from
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