Appropriateness Criteria for Total Knee Arthroplasty: Additional Comments and Considerations

Daniel L. Riddle, Hassan Ghomrawi, William A. Jiranek, Levent Dumenci, Robert A. Perera, Antonio Escobar

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Appropriateness classification for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has received substantial attention recently, and Katz and colleagues published an Orthopaedic Forum on the topic in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in February 2017. Classifications of appropriateness are particularly important given the rapid rise in use of TKA and a variety of third-party payer approaches designed to control health-care costs. We respond to some of the concerns addressed by Katz and colleagues, and elaborate on what we believe are some important issues related to both older and newer appropriateness criteria for TKA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e22
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 21 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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