Journal article

Intermediate and Long-Term Quality of Life After Total Knee Replacement

Leonard Shan, Bernard Shan, Arnold Suzuki, Fred Nouh, Akshat Saxena

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Total knee replacement is a highly successful and frequently performed operation. Technical outcomes of surgery are excellent, with favorable early postoperative health-related quality of life. This study reviews intermediate and long-term quality of life after surgery. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of all studies published from January 2000 onward was performed to evaluate health-related quality of life after primary total knee replacement for osteoarthritis in patients with at least three years of follow-up. Key outcomes were postoperative quality of life, function, and satisfaction compared with the preoperative status. Strict inclusion and exclusion criteria ..

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