Infection of total knee arthroplasty
Recommended as an option for severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) for patients who have not responded adequately to conservative treatment (exercise, NSAIDs, corticosteroid injections), in order to potentially delay total joint replacement. Higher quality studies have shown the magnitude of improvement to be modest at best. While medial and/or lateral compartment OA is a recommended indication, there is insufficient evidence for other conditions including patella-femoral arthritis, chondromalacia patella, patella-femoral syndrome (kneecap pain), or osteochondritis dissecans.
7. Painful failed total knee arthroplasty
ODG Indications for Surgery™ -- Knee arthroplasty:
Pollock M, Somerville L, Firth A, Lanting B. Total Hip , Total KneeArthroplasty, and Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review ofthe Literature. . 2016 Dec27; 4(12).
Criteria for knee joint replacement:
IssaK, Kapadia BH, Kester M, Khanuja HS, Delanois RE, Mont MA. Clinical, objective,and functional outcomes of to treat knee stiffness following arthroplasty. . 2014 Mar; 29(3):548-52.