Validation of the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register: a postal survey regarding 30,376 knees operated on between 1975 and 1995.

@article{Robertsson1999ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register: a postal survey regarding 30,376 knees operated on between 1975 and 1995.},
  author={Otto Robertsson and Michael J. Dunbar and Kaj Knutson and Stefan Lewold and Lars Lidgren},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={467-72}
}
The Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register is dependent on the participating clinics regarding accuracy of information. As the register is prospective, and since revision is used as the endpoint in survival analyses, it is important that all revisions of registered primary arthroplasties are reported. To validate the register, we sent a questionnaire to all living patients with 30,796 knees registered as having been operated on from 1975-1995. Of living patients, 99% could be located and 93… CONTINUE READING

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