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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989 Nov;(248):13-4.

Rationale of the Knee Society clinical rating system.

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Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 10021.

Abstract

A new total knee rating system has been developed by The Knee Society to provide an up-to-date more stringent evaluation form. The system is subdivided into a knee score that rates only the knee joint itself and a functional score that rates the patient's ability to walk and climb stairs. The dual rating system eliminates the problem of declining knee scores associated with patient infirmity.

PMID:
2805470
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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