Claudia S Leichtenberg

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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)
Objective To assess patients' preoperative expectations of the outcome of Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty (THA/TKA) and to determine to what extent each expectation was fulfilled one year postoperative. Methods Prospective cohort study. Preoperative expectations and their fulfilment after one year were measured with the Hospital for Special Surgery Hip/Knee(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)
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