A 5 year prospective study of patient-relevant outcomes after total knee replacement Academic Article uri icon


  • To prospectively describe self-reported outcomes up to 5 years after total knee replacement (TKR) in Osteoarthritis (OA) and to study which patient-relevant factors may predict outcomes for pain and physical function (PF).102 consecutive patients with knee OA, 63 women and 39 men, mean age 71 (51-86) assigned for TKR at the Department of Orthopaedics at Lund University Hospital were included in the study. The self-administered questionnaires Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and SF-36 were mailed preoperatively and 6 months, 12 months and at 5 years postoperatively.Response rate at 5 years was 86%. At 6 months significant improvement was seen in all KOOS and SF-36 scores (P<0.001). The percentage of patients performing more demanding functions related to sports and recreation increased postoperatively. The best postoperative result was reported at the 1 year follow-up. Compared to the 1 year follow-up, a significant (P


publication date

  • May 2009