Development of outcome research for total joint arthroplasty.

@article{Lingard2000DevelopmentOO,
  title={Development of outcome research for total joint arthroplasty.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Lingard and Hideo Hashimoto and Clement B. Sledge},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={175-7}
}
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are now the most common major orthopedic procedures in the world. Outcome research for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty is now the accepted method of choice for evaluating the results of surgery. This study design incorporates the use of patient-derived data collected from patient self-administered questionnaires that will capture data on the patient's experience of pain, functional disability, and general health status… CONTINUE READING

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