The role of pain and functional impairment in the decision to recommend total joint replacement in hip and knee osteoarthritis: an international cross-sectional study of 1909 patients. Report of the OARSI-OMERACT Task Force on total joint replacement.

@article{Gossec2011TheRO,
  title={The role of pain and functional impairment in the decision to recommend total joint replacement in hip and knee osteoarthritis: an international cross-sectional study of 1909 patients. Report of the OARSI-OMERACT Task Force on total joint replacement.},
  author={Laure Gossec and Simon Paternotte and J. F. Maillefert and Christophe Combescure and Philip G Conaghan and Aileen M Davis and K. P. Gunther and G. S. Hawker and Marc Hochberg and Jeffrey N. Katz and Margreet Kloppenburg and Kil-Byung Lim and L Stefan Lohmander and Nizar N. Mahomed and Lyn March and Karel Pavelka and Leonardo Punzi and Ewa M Roos and L{\'i}dia S{\`a}nchez-Riera and Jasvinder A Singh and Maria E Suarez-Almazor and Maxime R Dougados},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={147-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the pain and functional disability levels corresponding to an indication for total joint replacement (TJR) in hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS DESIGN International cross-sectional study in 10 countries. PATIENTS Consecutive outpatients with definite hip or knee OA attending an orthopaedic outpatient clinic. Gold standard measure for recommendation for TJR: Surgeon's decision that TJR is justified. OUTCOME MEASURES Pain (ICOAP: intermittent and constant… CONTINUE READING

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