The aim of this study was to compare the midterm functional outcomes of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). A cross-sectional postal audit survey of all consecutive patients who had a primary joint replacement at one orthopedic center 5 to 8 years ago was conducted. Participants completed an Oxford hip score or Oxford knee score, which are self-report measures of functional ability. Completed questionnaires were returned from 1112 THA patients and 613 TKA patients, giving a response rate of 72%. The median Oxford knee score of 26 was significantly worse than the median Oxford hip score of 19 (P <.001). In conclusion, TKA patients experience a significantly poorer functional outcome than THA patients 5 to 8 years postoperatively.
|Translated title of the contribution||Patient-Reported Outcomes After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Comparison of Midterm Results|
|Pages (from-to)||210 - 216|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Arthroplasty|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2009|