Link between sporting knee injuries and total knee replacements

Currently there is a well-established association between knee injuries and the development of knee osteoarthritis (1). Although knee osteoarthritis and knee replacements are not the same thing – the two are heavily linked. For more information, have a read of my previous “Knee Osteoarthritis” blog which you can find HERE>>>. From this concept, it can be argued that if you were to have a knee injury, or multiple knee injuries – then you are more likely to develop osteoarthritis in the joint resulting in a requirement to have a knee replacement in the future (1).
What does the research say?
To investigate the legitimacy of this argument, researchers undertook a population-level study aimed to determine whether acquiring a knee injury would have health costs after 10-15 years (1). This study showed that if you were to suffer a knee injury from sport, than the likelihood of you having a knee replacement in the next 10-15 years doubles (1).
Similarly, a 2019 study looked at…

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