The burden of wait for knee replacement surgery: effects on pain, function and health-related quality of life at the time of surgery.

@article{Desmeules2010TheBO,
  title={The burden of wait for knee replacement surgery: effects on pain, function and health-related quality of life at the time of surgery.},
  author={François Desmeules and Clermont E. Dionne and {\'E}tienne L Belzile and Ren{\'e}e Bourbonnais and Pierre Fr{\'e}mont},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={
          945-54
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the change in pain and function related to the knee scheduled for surgery, change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and change in contralateral knee pain during pre-surgery wait up until time of surgery. METHODS One hundred and fifty-three patients scheduled for knee replacement were recruited from three hospitals in Québec City, Canada, and followed until surgery. Pre-surgery wait, defined as the time between enrolment on the pre-surgery wait list and surgery… CONTINUE READING

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