Journal article

Weight change following knee and hip joint arthroplasty-a six-month prospective study of adults with osteoarthritis

Andrew J Teichtahl, Emma Quirk, Paula Harding, Anne E Holland, Clare Delany, Rana S Hinman, Anita Wluka, Susan M Liew, Flavia M Cicuttini



BACKGROUND: Inconsistent findings of weight change following total knee (TKA) and hip (THA) arthroplasty may largely be attributable to heterogeneous cohorts and varied definitions of weight loss. This study examined weight change following TKA and THA for osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: 64 participants with hip or knee OA were recruited from orthopaedic joint arthroplasty waiting lists at a single major Australian public hospital between March and October 2011. The Short Form (SF) 12 survey was used to assess baseline physical and mental functioning. 49 participants completed 6 month follow-up (20 from the THA group and 29 from the TKA group). RESULTS: The majority of subjects lost weight (>0..

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Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

A.J.T is the recipient of the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (# 1073284). A.E.W is the recipient of NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (Clinical Level 2 # 1063574). R.S.H is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (# FT130100175).