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J Arthroplasty. 2010 Apr;25(3):458-464.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2009.01.018. Epub 2009 Feb 28.

Functional disabilities and satisfaction after total knee arthroplasty in female Asian patients.

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Joint Reconstruction Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate functional disabilities and patient satisfaction in Korean patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Of 372 female patients who had undergone TKA with a follow-up longer than 12 months, 261 patients (70.2%) completed a questionnaire designed to evaluate functional disabilities, perceived importance, and patient satisfaction. The top 5 severe functional disabilities were difficulties in kneeling, squatting, sitting with legs crossed, sexual activity, and recreational activities. The top 5 in order of perceived importance were difficulties in walking, using a bathtub, working, recreation activities, and climbing stairs. Severities of functional disabilities were not found to be correlated with perceived importance. The 23 patients (8.8%) dissatisfied with their replaced knees had more severe functional disabilities than the patients satisfied for most activities. The dissatisfied patients tended to perceive functional disabilities in high-flexion activities to be more important than the satisfied.

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19251391
DOI:
10.1016/j.arth.2009.01.018
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