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No correlation between race, poverty and risk for TKR failure

Healio Rheumatology featured a study by HSS rheumatologist Anne R. Bass, MD, who investigated the role of poverty in total knee replacement revision (TKR) or failure.

"Poverty doesn't play into the risk of TKR revision or TKR failure, at least not in our cohort of patients, all of whom had surgery at HSS, a high-quality, high-volume hospital. Our total cohort included almost 5,000 TKR patients and our study was also notable for the fact that we linked our registry to a statewide database, so we were able to identify revisions done, even if the patient went to a different hospital. The study suggests that the factors contributing to TKR revision risk differ from those influencing 2-year patient reported outcomes and may have more to do with factors introduced at the time of surgery," said Dr. Bass.

The research was presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Read the full article at healio.com [registration required].