Changes in physical activity and health-related quality of life during the first year after total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Brandes2011ChangesIP,
  title={Changes in physical activity and health-related quality of life during the first year after total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Mirko Brandes and Michael Ringling and Corinna Caroline Winter and Axel Hillmann and Dieter Rosenbaum},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={328-34}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite its impact on the overall outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after knee surgery, physical activity has not been investigated directly using accelerometry or step monitoring during the first year after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to osteoarthritis (OA). Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the development of physical activity over 12 months after surgery and its relationship to clinical outcome and HRQOL. METHODS Fifty-three patients scheduled… CONTINUE READING

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