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Between 1992 and 1993 we performed a prospective study of the effect of total knee replacement (TKR) on the health status of 119 patients over the age of 80 years who had had a primary unilateral TKR. The Nottingham Health Profile was used to assess this before and at three and 12 months after operation. We found a significant improvement in the scores for pain, emotional reaction, sleep and physical mobility at three months. After 12 months, the scores for pain and sleep were well maintained. The other factors had deteriorated slightly but remained better than before operation. Our findings show that TKR leads to a significant improvement in the general health status of the very elderly.
Author(s): Birdsall PD, Hayes JH, Cleary R, Pinder IM, Moran CG, Sher JL
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: British Volume
Print publication date: 01/07/1999
ISSN (print): 0301-620X
ISSN (electronic): 2044-5377
Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery
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