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Franklin PD, Miozzari H, Christofilopoulos P
Important patient characteristics differ prior to total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty between Switzerland and the United States.
The researchers compared preoperative patient and clinical characteristics from two large cohorts who underwent either total knee (TKA) or hip (THA) arthroplasty, one in Switzerland, the other in the US. They found substantial differences between US and Swiss cohorts in pre-operative patient characteristics and pain levels, which has potentially important implications for cross-cultural comparison of TKA/THA outcomes.
Citation: Franklin PD, Miozzari H, Christofilopoulos P . Important patient characteristics differ prior to total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty between Switzerland and the United States. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2017 Jan 11;18(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-1372-5.
Keywords: Surgery, Pain, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Osteoporosis, Arthritis