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Dr. Brian A. Klatt discusses tough cases and complications in total joint arthroplasty.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss indications for different surgical strategies
  • Improve patient care by dealing with the treatment of instability, infection, chronic pain, weakness, and periprosthetic fractures
  • Develop evaluation and treatment options for complicated cases

Reading Resources:

  1. Klatt BA, Steele GD, Fedorka CJ, Sánchez AI, Chen AF, Crossett LS.Solid organ transplant patients experience high rates of infection and other complications after total knee arthroplasty.  J Arthroplasty. 2013 Jun;28(6):960-3.
  2. Lonner JH, Siliski JM, Lotke PA. Simultaneous femoral osteotomy and total knee arthroplasty for treatment of osteoarthritis associated with severe extra-articular deformity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2000 Mar;82(3):342-8.
  3. Wang JW, Wang CJ. Total knee arthroplasty for arthritis of the knee with extra-articular deformity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Oct;84-A(10):1769-74.


Dr. Klatt has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research support: OREF Grant Support/PCORI/Cempra Pharmaceuticals
  • Other: Text Book Royalties (Slack Orthopaedics), Mosby-Elsevier

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 8/29/2013 | Last Modified On: 4/20/2015 | Expires: 4/20/2016

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