The SF-36 general health status survey documents the burden of osteoarthritis and the benefits of total joint arthroplasty: but why should we use it?

OBJECTIVES To document the disease burden of osteoarthritis and the benefits of total joint replacement by using the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) general health status survey and evaluate other factors that could affect scores. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients scheduled for primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) or… CONTINUE READING