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OrthoDx: Medial Compartment Knee Arthritis

A 55-year-old man presents to the office with a 1-year history of right knee pain. The patient reports a history of medial compartment knee arthritis. What would be your recommendation for arthroplasty: total or unicompartmental?
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Osteoarthritis

Does this patient have osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder worldwide and a leading cause of pain and disability. Osteoarthritis is a slowly progressive joint disease, characterized by articular cartilage degeneration, osteophyte growth, and remodeling of the subchondral bone. It typically occurs in patients over 40. Patients present with initially episodic and later…
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Osteoarthritis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Osteoarthritis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Plain radiography. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Advantages Quick and relatively inexpensive imaging modality Exposes patients to minimal ionizing radiation. Highly sensitive and specific in detailing osseous abnormalities Disadvantages Limited in evaluating the surrounding soft…
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