Measuring functional improvement after total knee arthroplasty requires both performance-based and patient-report assessments: a longitudinal analysis of outcomes.

@article{Mizner2011MeasuringFI,
  title={Measuring functional improvement after total knee arthroplasty requires both performance-based and patient-report assessments: a longitudinal analysis of outcomes.},
  author={Ryan L Mizner and Stephanie C. Petterson and Katie E Clements and Joseph A. Zeni and James J. Irrgang and Lynn Snyder-Mackler},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={728-37}
}
The purpose was to explore the responsiveness of both patient-report and performance-based outcome measures to determine functional changes during the acute and long-term postoperative recovery after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). One hundred patients scheduled for unilateral TKA underwent testing preoperatively and at 1 and 12 months postoperatively using the Delaware Osteoarthritis Profile. All physical performance measures decreased initially after surgery then increased in the long term… CONTINUE READING

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