Rationale of the Knee Society clinical rating system.

  title={Rationale of the Knee Society clinical rating system.},
  author={John Nevil Insall and Lawrence D. Dorr and Richard D. Scott and W. Norman Scott},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
A new total knee rating system has been developed by The Knee Society to provide an up-to-date more stringent evaluation form. The system is subdivided into a knee score that rates only the knee joint itself and a functional score that rates the patient's ability to walk and climb stairs. The dual rating system eliminates the problem of declining knee scores associated with patient infirmity. 

The New Knee Society Knee Scoring System

The new Knee Society Knee Scoring System has been developed and validated, in part, to better characterize the expectations, satisfaction, and physical activities of the younger and more diverse population of current patients undergoing TKA.

Development of a New Knee Society Scoring System

The new Knee Society Scoring System is a validated instrument based on surgeon- and patient-generated data, adapted to the diverse lifestyles and activities of contemporary patients with TKA, and allows surgeons to appreciate differences in the priorities of individual patients.

The need for a dual rating system in total knee arthroplasty.

There is a need for additional improvement of total knee arthroplasty rating such as patient based evaluation and establishing reliability and validity of ratings as the dual Knee Society rating system does.

French adaptation of the new Knee Society Scoring System for total knee arthroplasty.

The patient acceptable symptom state for the knee society score, oxford knee score and short form-36 following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

The PASS thresholds for generic and knee-specific PROMs at 2 years after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) are defined to define treatment success in future outcome studies.

rench adaptation of the new Knee Society Scoring System for total nee arthroplasty

The French cross-cultural adaptation of the new KSS score found that the score could discriminate between groups; it had a nearly 100% response rate, a ceiling effect in the “expectations” domain, satisfactory Chronbach’s alpha, excellent reproducibility and good responsiveness.