Patient characteristics affecting the prognosis of total hip and knee joint arthroplasty: a systematic review.

@article{Santaguida2008PatientCA,
  title={Patient characteristics affecting the prognosis of total hip and knee joint arthroplasty: a systematic review.},
  author={Pasqualina L. Santaguida and Gillian Hawker and Pamela L Hudak and Richard H. Glazier and Nizar N. Mahomed and Hans Kreder and Peter C. Coyte and James G. Wright},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={428-36}
}
BACKGROUND Total joint arthroplasty is a highly efficacious and cost-effective procedure for moderate to severe arthritis in the hip and knee. Although patient characteristics are considered to be important determinants of who receives total joint arthroplasty, no systematic review has addressed how they affect the outcomes of total joint arthroplasty. This… CONTINUE READING