Claudia S Leichtenberg

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BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to assess patients' preoperative expectations of the outcome of total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA) regarding specific aspects of functioning and to determine to what extent each expectation was fulfilled after 1 year. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study. Preoperative expectations and their fulfillment(More)
The aim of this study was to measure return to work and duration until return to work in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA or TKA). This prospective study included patients under 65 years of age, undergoing THA or TKA, who provided information on their work status preoperatively (paid work yes/no and working hours) and 1 year(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is no consensus on the impact of radiographic severity of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) on the clinical outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We assessed whether preoperative radiographic severity of OA is related to improvements in functioning, pain, and health-related quality of life(More)
Introduction A substantial number of patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA or TKA) do not or only partially return to work. This study aimed to identify differences in determinants of return to work in THA and TKA. Methods We conducted a prospective, observational study of working patients aged <65 years undergoing THA or TKA for(More)
BACKGROUND To describe the prevalence of self-reported knee joint instability in patients with pre-surgery knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to explore the associations between self-reported knee joint instability and radiological features. METHODS A cross-sectional study including patients scheduled for primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). Self-reported(More)
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