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Comparison of Quality of Life Between Elderly Patients Undergoing TKA.
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PMID:  23590779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this study was to compare the short-term changes in quality of life for patients younger than 80 years with those 80 years and older undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It was hypothesized that patients 80 years and older had a similar quality of life after TKA compared with those younger than 80 years.All consecutive patients undergoing primary TKA were enrolled in this prospective, comparative, prognostic (level I evidence) study and were stratified into 2 groups based on their age (younger than 80 years and 80 years and older). Data on quality of life assessed using the Short Form 36 health survey were obtained preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively (short-term follow-up) and were compared between groups. A total of 328 (83.89%) patients younger than 80 years (mean age, 70.7 years) and 63 (16.11%) patients 80 years and older (mean age, 82.1 years) were included. No significant differences in preoperative quality of life were observed between groups. Postoperative physical function, vitality, social function, and physical component summary were lower in patients 80 years and older. Older patients had a lower difference between pre- and postoperative values in Short Form 36 physical function and role-emotional scores.Patients 80 years and older had a similar improvement in quality of life 1 year after TKA compared with patients younger than 80 years. Therefore, changes in quality of life justify TKA as a treatment option for elderly patients with end-stage knee osteoarthritis.
Eduard Alentorn-Geli; Joan Leal-Blanquet; Pau Guirro; Pedro Hinarejos; Xavier Pelfort; Lluís Puig-Verdié
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopedics     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1938-2367     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthopedics     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806107     Medline TA:  Orthopedics     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e415-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2013, SLACK Incorporated.
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