Octogenarians have low risk for TKA complications

CHICAGO — Results of a database study presented here showed there should be minimal concern regarding medical and implant-related complications due to age in patients older than 80 years who undergo total knee arthroplasty.
However, according to findings from Martin W. Roche, MD, FAAOS, of Hospital for Special Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida, and colleagues who studied the procedure among octogenarians, patients and their physicians should be aware these patients have a risk for higher readmission rates, certain medical complications and postoperative length of stay after TKA

CHICAGO — Results of a database study presented here showed there should be minimal concern regarding medical and implant-related complications due to age in patients older than 80 years who undergo total knee arthroplasty.
However, according to findings from Martin W. Roche, MD, FAAOS, of Hospital for Special Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida, and colleagues who studied the procedure among octogenarians, patients and their physicians should be aware these patients have a risk for higher readmission rates, certain medical complications and postoperative length of stay after TKA