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Sex and race characteristics in patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty in an urban setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19427753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between sex, race, and preoperative function in a large diverse patient population undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty. An observational study was conducted on 3542 consecutive primary unilateral total hip and knee arthroplasties. Harris Hip and Knee Society Scores were used to quantify preoperative function. The results demonstrate lower function, with average Harris Hip Scores that were 4.9 (P < .0001) and 8.77 (P < .001) and average Knee Society Scores that were 6.03 (P < .06) and 12.8 (P < .001) points lower in African American and Hispanic patients than white patients for the population, respectively. This study demonstrates that Hispanic and African American patients have worse preoperative hip and knee function before arthroplasty than white patients. Future efforts to elucidate the reasons for this decreased function as well as efforts to rectify any disparities should target these patient populations.
James D Slover; Michael G Walsh; Joseph D Zuckerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-25     Completed Date:  2010-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  576-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY 10010, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee*
European Continental Ancestry Group
Hispanic Americans
Middle Aged
New York City
Osteoarthritis, Hip / ethnology*,  surgery
Osteoarthritis, Knee / ethnology*,  surgery
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Factors
Urban Population

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