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Amy J. Litterini



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Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most frequently performed orthopedic procedures in the U.S. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common reason for a total knee arthroplasty. Cartilage and bone is removed from the distal end of the femur and proximal end of the tibia and is replaced with metal alloy components that recreate the joint surface. Some evidence suggests that staging bilateral TKA within three months of each other may increase the patient’s risk for mortality and complications. The purpose of this case report was to document acute care outcome measures in a patient who underwent bilateral TKA staged five weeks apart and to assess the possible implications that a short staging period might have on the patient’s ability to recover.

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The case report paper for this poster can be found here:


Acute Care Outcome Measures In A Patient Status-Post Right Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Following A Left TKA Staged Five Weeks Apart: A Case Report



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