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Coverage of Arthritis Care and Research Article – Disparities in total knee replacement: Population losses in quality-adjusted life years due to differential offer, acceptance, and complication rates for Black Americans.

  • Reuters – Blacks in U.S. lose quality of life due to fewer knee replacements

Coverage of Arthritis Care & Research ArticleCost-effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis in older patients with multiple comorbidities. 

  • NIAMS Spotlight on Research – Readily Available Pain Medication a Cost-effective Choice for Many Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis

Coverage of Arthritis Care and Research ArticleLifetime medical costs of knee osteoarthritis in the United States: impact of extending indications for total knee arthroplasty

Coverage of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Article Estimating the burden of total knee replacement in the United States

  • medWire News – High prevalence of total knee replacement revealed

Coverage of ACR Abstract 911Race- and sex-specific estimates of 10-, 20-, 30-year, and lifetime risk of diagnosed symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and the need for TKR in the US

  • Rheumatology News – American College of Rheumatology Press Release
  • Arthritis Today – Female minorities are most at risk of knee osteoarthritis

Coverage of AAOS Abstract – How Many Americans are Currently Living with Total Knee Replacement?

  • CBS News – Nearly 1 in 20 Americans over 50 have artificial knees, according to first national estimate
  • BWH Bulletin – Americans and Artificial Knees: Study Finds Younger Patients Are Having Knee Replacement Surgery

November 2011 ACR Abstract – “Projecting the future public health impact of the trend toward earlier onset of knee osteoarthritis in the past 20 years”


October 2011New England Journal Perspective – “Medical Device Innovation – Is “Better” Good Enough?”

  • Yale News – “One size does not fit all for knee replacements and other medical devices”
  • Ortho SuperSite – “Not all patients may benefit from knee arthroplasty prosthesis design innovations”
  • UPI – “Medical devices may not offer equal value”
  • Cardiovascular Business – “NEJM: Model-based approach can clarify device evaluations”


May 2011 – Associated Press Article – “Baby boomers fueling boom in knee, hip surgeries”


 February 2011 – AAOS Abstract – “Can we explain the dramatic increase in TKR utilization rates in the US by growth in population size and the obesity epidemic?”

  • CNN Health“Knees bearing the weight of obesity”
  • KPBS Radio – “Why are Knee Replacements and Other Orthopaedic Surgeries on the Rise?


February 2011 Annals of Internal Medicine Paper – “Impact of Obesity and Knee Osteoarthritis on Morbidity and Mortality in Older Americans”

  • US News & World Report – “Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study”
  • Wall Street Journal: MarketWatch – “Americans’ Weight, Knee Problems Take Years off Their Lives”
  • Reuters – “Replacing Arthritic Knees is Cost-Effective: Study”
  • Arthritis Today – “Osteoarthritis and Obesity Cut Healthy Years Short”
  • Science Daily – “Obesity and Knee Osteoarthritis Shorten Healthy Years of Life”
  • WebMD – “Obesity, Knee Osteoarthritis Hurt Seniors’ Life Expectancy”
  • AllVoices – “Being Obese With Knee Osteoarthritis Decrease Life Span”
  • MedScape Medical News – “Knee Osteoarthritis, Obesity Reduce Quality of Life”
  • Health Jockey – “Obesity and knee osteoarthritis hamper quality of life claims study”
  • e! Science News – “Obesity and knee osteoarthritis shorten healthy years of life”
  • ScienceBlog – “Obesity and knee osteoarthritis shorten healthy years of life”
  • MD News – “Obesity, Arthritis Shorten Quality-Adjusted Life-Years”
  • Modern Medicine – “Obesity, Arthritis Shorten Quality-Adjusted Life-Years”
  • Doctors Lounge – “Obesity, Arthritis Shorten Quality-Adjusted Life-Years”
  • MSN – “Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study”


 Sep 2010 – OARSI Abstract – “Can we explain the dramatic increase in TKR utilization rates in US by population size and obesity epidemic growth?”


Oct 2009 – ACR Abstract – “Disease Modifying Drugs to Prevent Knee OA: Can They Be Cost-Effective?”

  • MedPage Today – “ACR: Saving Knees from OA May Break the Bank”


Jun 2009 – Archives of Internal Medicine Paper – “Cost-effectiveness of total knee arthroplasty in the United States: patient risk and hospital volume”

  • Wall Street Journal – “Knee Replacements are Determined to be Cost-Effective”
  • JournalWATCH – “Total Knee Arthroplasty’s Cost-Effectiveness — A Conversation with Elena Losina”
  • Science Daily – “Total Knee Replacement Appears Cost-Effective in Older Adults”
  • MedPage Today – “Knee Replacement Cost-Effective for Older Adults”
  • eHow – “The Average Cost of Total Knee Replacement”
  • Arthritis Foundation Research Update – “A Treatment for Osteoarthritis is ‘Very Cost-effective’ in Older Adults”
  • Top News – “Study: Total knee replacement procedure cost-effective in elderly adults”
  • NIAMS Spotlight on Research 2009 – “Total Knee Replacement Found Cost-Effective for End-Stage Knee OA”


Dec 2008 – ACR Abstract – “Ten Million Quality-Adjusted Life Years Lost Due to Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) in the US Elderly Population: The Role of Obesity”


Oct 2008 – ACR Abstract – “Forecasting the Burden of Advanced Knee Osteoarthritis over a 20 Year Period in a Cohort of Older US Adults: Impact of Obesity”

Feb 2007 –
ACR Abstract – “Cost-Effectiveness of Total Knee Replacement (TKR) in the US: Impact of Patient Risk and Hospital Volume”

  • ABC News: Health – “Total Knee Replacement Safe for Most Patients”
  • HealthScout – “Total Knee Replacement Safe for Most Patients”
  • MSK Report – “Update on Joint Replacement”
  • OrthoSuperSite – “Study finds TKA cost-effective for end-stage knee arthritis regardless of patient risk”
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