Predicting the outcome of total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Lingard2004PredictingTO,
  title={Predicting the outcome of total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Lingard and Jeffrey N. Katz and Elizabeth A. Wright and Clement B. Sledge},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 10},
  pages={2179-86}
}
BACKGROUND The relief of pain and the restoration of functional activities are the main outcomes of primary total knee arthroplasty for the treatment of osteoarthritis. This paper examines the preoperative predictors of pain and functional outcome at one and two years following total knee arthroplasty. METHODS Patients were recruited for a prospective observational study of primary total knee arthroplasty for the treatment of osteoarthritis from centers in the United States, the United… CONTINUE READING
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