High failure rates for patellofemoral osteoarthritis surgery

Orthopaedic surgeons have expressed alarm about high revision rates with patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) for the treatment of isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Registry figures show ten year revision rates of over 27%, which is three times greater than revision rates seen with total knee arthroplasty, according to a new multinational study led by Australian investigators. Although much ...

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