Operative Treatment of Arthritis

  • Joseph A. Buckwalter
  • W. T. Ballard


  • Surgical treatments of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases may be used to prevent progression, relieve pain, and/or improve joint function.

  • The success of surgical interventions is dependent on careful considerations of pre-, intra-, and postoperative aspects of the surgery.

  • ■ Total joint replacements are now possible for most of the major joints affected and damaged by arthritis.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Joint Replacement Radial Head Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Resection Arthroplasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph A. Buckwalter
    • 2
  • W. T. Ballard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsMemorial HospitalChattanoogaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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