In general, longer operative times and in some cases increased blood requirements can be expected with TKA in patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Complications also are more frequent. Pain relief is usually good to excellent, and function and deformity are significantly improved. Range of motion after TKA for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is usually less than that obtained in osteoarthritis, but still allows for dramatic improvements in performing activities of daily living (Figure 3).
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