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Delayed Total Knees For Women May Result In Poorer Ourcome

A recently published study in a leading orthopaedic journal found that women with osteoarthritis of the knee are more likely than men to delay having total joint replacement, potentially resulting in poorer outcomes.

The women scored worse than the men in all areas and the differences were very pronounced.

One author suggests that some women are not getting knee surgery soon enough because physicians wait too long to suggest it or women wait too long to access appropriate care.

It is generally found that women avoid knee surgery much more than men for reasons related to care of their families.