Management of osteoarthritis of the knee in the active patient

Brian T. Feeley, Robert A. Gallo, Seth Sherman, Riley J. Williams

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Total knee arthroplasty has been extremely successful in elderly patients with osteoarthritis. However, there is considerable controversy regarding how best to treat the younger, athletic patient with advanced arthritis. Treatment options range from nonsurgical management with exercise and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, to joint arthroplasty with activity modification. When properly indicated, arthroscopic debridement, high tibial osteotomy, unicondylar knee arthroplasty, and total knee arthroplasty allow younger patients with arthritis to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-416
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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