Preoperative function and gender predict pattern of functional recovery after hip and knee arthroplasty.

@article{Kennedy2006PreoperativeFA,
  title={Preoperative function and gender predict pattern of functional recovery after hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Deborah M. Kennedy and Steven E. Hanna and Paul W. Stratford and J. N. Wessel and Jeffrey D Gollish},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={559-66}
}
Gender, preoperative function, and other variables were explored as predictors of recovery after total hip and knee arthroplasty. One hundred fifty-two subjects (63.8 +/- 10.2 years) were repeatedly assessed in the first 4 postoperative months. Average recovery curves for the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index, 6-minute walk test, and timed up and go test were characterized using hierarchical linear modeling. Recovery predictors were sequentially modeled after… CONTINUE READING

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