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Functional outcome measures show faster recovery with 'partial' versus total knee arthroplasty

For selected patients with knee osteoarthritis, unicompartmental (or "partial") knee arthroplasty (UKA) shortens the recovery time for two key measures of physical function, as compared with total knee arthroplasty (TKA), reports a randomized trial in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Source: Medical Xpress

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