Demographic biases of scoring instruments for the results of total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Brinker1997DemographicBO,
  title={Demographic biases of scoring instruments for the results of total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Mark R. Brinker and Per Joachim Aarestrup Lund and Robert L. Barrack},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={
          858-65
        }
}
Four knee-scoring systems were used to evaluate 200 adult subjects who had no history of injury, abnormality, or treatment of the knees, hips, lower extremities, or spine. All subjects were in the age-range (fifty to 100 years; average, 65.5 years) typical of candidates for total knee replacement. In addition to a physical examination, complete demographic data were collected for each subject. The knee scores were normalized by dividing the observed score by the maximum possible score. The… CONTINUE READING
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