Given the dramatic increase in the number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries in developed countries, the issue of the best time for surgery needs to be addressed from an economic perspective.
To assess, from the perspective of the healthcare payer, the cost-utility of two surgical strategies in which knee replacement is performed at the early or late stage of the disease in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).
August 2016 – Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Mari K, Dégieux P, Frédéric Mistretta , Guillemin F, Richette P