Looks good but feels bad: factors that contribute to poor results after total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Fisher2007LooksGB,
  title={Looks good but feels bad: factors that contribute to poor results after total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={David A. Fisher and Brian D. Dierckman and Melanie R. Watts and Kenneth E. Davis},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 6 Suppl 2},
  pages={39-42}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient factors that might contribute to a poor result after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Seventy-one knees (6.9%) of 1024 primary TKAs were identified at 1 year follow-up as having a poor result because of either stiffness or pain. Radiographs demonstrated well-fixed and aligned implants. This group was compared with a matched control group of 148 nonpainful or stiff TKAs, with similar range of motion preoperatively. Logistic regression analysis was… CONTINUE READING
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