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OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to determine if self-efficacy is a significant and independent preoperative predictor of patient-reported pain and function at one year after total knee replacement (TKR). METHODS Patients listed for a primary TKR because of osteoarthritis were recruited from preoperative assessment clinics at one regional(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial comparing group-based outpatient physiotherapy with usual care in patients following total knee replacement. DESIGN A feasibility study for a randomized controlled trial. SETTING One secondary-care hospital orthopaedic centre, Bristol, UK. PARTICIPANTS A total of 46(More)
BACKGROUND Primary total knee replacement is a common operation that is performed to provide pain relief and restore functional ability. Inpatient physiotherapy is routinely provided after surgery to enhance recovery prior to hospital discharge. However, international variation exists in the provision of outpatient physiotherapy after hospital discharge.(More)
INTRODUCTION The Triathlon(®) (Stryker, Kalamazoo, MI, US) total knee replacement was designed to improve patient function and survivorship. The aim of this study was to determine whether the Triathlon(®) prosthesis produces better patient reported outcomes than a previous design by the same manufacturer, the Kinemax Plus. METHODS The outcome of 233 knees(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to explore patients' views on the acceptability and feasibility of using colour to describe osteoarthritis (OA) pain, and whether colour could be used to communicate pain to healthcare professionals. METHODS Six group interviews were conducted with 17 patients with knee OA. Discussion topics included first(More)
The aim of this study was to examine age and gender differences in isokinetic eccentric (ECC) elbow flexion (EF) and extension (EE) torques in children. Thirty-seven children participated in a 3-year longitudinal study. The average age +/- SD at the first test occasion was 13.0 +/- 0.3 years. Isokinetic ECC EF and EE torques at 0.52 rad . s (-1), MRI(More)
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