Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Jasvinder A Singh

Jasvinder A Singh

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  • Research Article
    Dependence on Walking Aids and Patient-Reported Outcomes after Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Author(s): Jasvinder A Singh and David G LewallenJasvinder A Singh and David G Lewallen

    Objective: To assess the association of post-arthroplasty dependence on walking aids with outcomes after primary TKA. Methods: We used prospectively collected Total Joint Registry data from 1993-2005 to assess the association of dependence on walking aids (some, complete) with moderate-severe pain and activity limitations 2- and 5-years after primary TKA. We used multivariable-adjusted multinomial logistic regression analyses adjusted for age, sex, Deyo-Charlson index, anxiety, depression, body mass index, income, distance to medical center, operative diagnosis, ASA class, preoperative pain and preoperative activity limitation. Results: 7,139 patients provided 2-year and 4,234 provided 5-year data. Some vs. complete dependence on walking aids post-primary TKA was common: 4.9% and 6.2% at 2-years; 6.3% and 8.2% at 5-years. Compared to no dependence on walking aids, patients with depend.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000149

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