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According to the latest recommendations made by the AAOS in their clinical guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, which of the following nonoperative treatment modalities has the weakest supporting evidence for the treatment for knee osteoarthritis?
Intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections
Intra-articular corticosteroid injections
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Which of the following non-operative treatments for osteoarthritis has the best evidence to support its use?
Combination of supervised and home exercise programs
Hyaluronic acid injections
Lateral heel wedge
Which of the following statements is true about racial disparities in total joint arthroplasty?
The rate of surgical intervention for African American males is lower than white or Hispanic males
The rate of surgical intervention for Hispanics is higher than that for whites
The rate of surgical intervention for white males is lower than for African American males
There is no difference in the rate of surgical intervention between whites, Hispanics, or African Americans
The rate of surgical intervention is equal for Hispanic and white males
Which of the following treatment recommendations lacks Level 1 supporting evidence (Grade A Recommendation) according to the the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Guidelines for Treatment of Knee Arthritis (OA)?
Recommend patients be encouraged to participate in low-impact aerobic fitness exercises
Recommend against glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate or hydrochloride for patients with symptomatic OA of the knee
Recommend for arthroscopic partial meniscectomy as an option in patients with symptomatic OA of the knee who also have primary signs and symptoms of a torn meniscus
Recommend for weight loss in patients who are overweight (as defined by a BMI>25)
Recommend against performing arthroscopy with debridement or lavage in patients with a primary diagnosis of symptomatic OA of the knee
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HPI - 59M with 3 years of right knee pain. Due to bilateral knee pain, he uses a motorized cart to get around outside the house and a walker inside the house. He rates his pain as a constant 5/10, worse with walking, and awakens him from sleep.
What type of implant would you expect to use in this patient.
HPI - Remote history (30 yrs) of left “knee injury”
Left distal 1/3 femur fx 6 years ago
Treated with retrograde IM nail
When performing a TKA in this patient, I would use a:
HPI - Factory worker, 3 year history of medial-sided knee pain, previous knee arthroscopy, and debridement of MM and MFC defect which got progressively worse.
What is your surgical management of this patient's knee pain?