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2022 Jul 09

Mil Med

A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Assessment for Knee Osteoarthritis Following Traumatic Unilateral Lower Limb Loss in Service Members.


Wasser JG, Hendershot BD, Acasio JC, Krupenevich RL, Pruziner AL, Miller RH, Goldman SM, Valerio MS, Senchak LT, Murphey MD, Heltzel DA, Fazio MG, Dearth CL, Hager NA
Mil Med. 2022 Jul 09.
PMID: 35803867.


Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a primary source of long-term disability and decreased quality of life (QoL) in service members (SM) with lower limb loss (LL); however, it remains difficult to preemptively identify and mitigate the progression of KOA and KOA-related symptoms. The objective of this study was to explore a comprehensive cross-sectional evaluation, at the baseline of a prospective study, for characterizing KOA in SM with traumatic LL.