Comparing patient outcomes after THA and TKA: is there a difference?

@article{Bourne2010ComparingPO,
  title={Comparing patient outcomes after THA and TKA: is there a difference?},
  author={Robert B. Bourne and Bert M. Chesworth and Aileen M Davis and Nizar N. Mahomed and Kory D J Charron},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010},
  volume={468 2},
  pages={542-6}
}
UNLABELLED Both primary total hip (THA) and knee (TKA) arthroplasty relieve pain, restore function, and increase mobility. Despite these successes, there is controversy as to whether THA or TKA provides greater or similar improvement. We therefore compared primary THA and TKA patient results in terms of (1) willingness to have surgery again; (2) WOMAC change score; (3) whether expectations were met; and (4) satisfaction. Patients undergoing primary THA were more willing to undergo their surgery… CONTINUE READING

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