The Knee Society system of standardized abbreviations for surgery of the arthritic knee

Mark Pagnano, Richard D. Scott, A. Seth Greenwald, Robert E. Booth

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A new standardized system of abbreviations has been adopted by the Knee Society to bring clarity and brevity to scientific reports involving the arthritic knee. This system works by using a set of core abbreviations that are modified with prefixes, suffixes, and superscript notations to indicate succinctly the surgical approach, the procedure used, and the type of prosthesis implanted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number440
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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