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Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2006 Feb;20(1):145-53.

Total joint replacement in osteoarthritis.

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  • 1Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.


Surgical approaches have been developed for most of the sites of osteoarthritis, including the carpal metacarpal and first metatarsal phalangeal joint, the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and elbows. This chapter will address surgical options for advanced osteoarthritis of the hips and knees and will focus primarily on total hip and knee replacement.

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