Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common diseases of the elderly. Its treatment should be initially nonoperative. If conservative therapy fails and the painful knee is restricting the patient from doing normal daily activities, then a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery should be considered. Although pain relief has historically been the primary indication for TKA, patients are now preferring TKA to maintain an active lifestyle. Published guidelines concerning activity after TKA surgery recommend low-contact, low-impact athletic activity and discourage high-contact, high-impact athletic activity to theoretically prevent implant fixation failure and to minimize joint-bearing surface wear.
|Title of host publication||Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Second Edition|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Print)||9783642365690, 9783642365683|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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