Influence of patient factors on TKA outcomes at 5 to 11 years followup.

@article{Bourne2007InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of patient factors on TKA outcomes at 5 to 11 years followup.},
  author={Robert B. Bourne and Richard W. McCalden and Steven J Macdonald and Lipalo Mokete and Jeff Guerin},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2007},
  volume={464},
  pages={27-31}
}
Many studies suggest patient factors influence TKA outcomes, but the reported data are controversial, due perhaps in part to using only postoperative scores rather than change in scores from pre- to postoperatively. We examined the effect of gender, age, diagnosis, and obesity on changes in pre- to postoperative outcome measures (Knee Society clinical rating, WOMAC, and SF-12) in a cohort of 843 consecutive knee arthroplasties in 728 patients who received the same implant (Genesis II, Smith… CONTINUE READING

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