Variability of indication criteria in knee and hip replacement: an observational study

  title={Variability of indication criteria in knee and hip replacement: an observational study},
  author={R. E. Barbosa Cobos and Amaia Latorre and Felipe Aizpuru and Jose I Guenaga and Cristina Sarasqueta and Antonio Escobar and Lidia Garc{\'i}a and Carmen Herrera-Espi{\~n}eira},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
BACKGROUND Total knee (TKR) and hip (THR) replacement (arthroplasty) are effective surgical procedures that relieve pain, improve patients' quality of life and increase functional capacity. Studies on variations in medical practice usually place the indications for performing these procedures to be highly variable, because surgeons appear to follow different criteria when recommending surgery in patients with different severity levels. We therefore proposed a study to evaluate inter-hospital… CONTINUE READING


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