Selecting and optimising patients for total knee arthroplasty

Lachlan F Miles, Kate L Burbury and David A Story
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50304
Published online: 16 September 2019

To the Editor: We read with interest the recent review by Adie and colleagues1 discussing the optimisation of patients planned for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and the prevention of adverse post‐operative outcomes. However, anaemia, which is a common, major and modifiable risk factor for this patient cohort,2 was not addressed by the authors.

  • Lachlan F Miles1,2
  • Kate L Burbury3
  • David A Story2

  • 1 Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Centre for Integrated Critical Care, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, VIC


Competing interests:

Lachlan Miles, Kate Burbury and David Story are investigators on the NATO (non‐anaemic iron deficiency and treatment outcomes in colorectal cancer surgery) study, which has received partial financial support from Vifor Pharma.


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