The objective of this study was to investigate how gait and clinical outcomes contribute to patients’ satisfaction three months following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Seventy-eight patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and a control group of twenty-nine subjects were evaluated. The gait parameters, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) pain and functional levels, quality of life and patients’ satisfaction following TKA were assessed. A multiple linear regression model shows that the WOMAC functional score explained 39% of the global satisfaction and 37% of the satisfaction related to pain relief following TKA. Finally, the model shows that 65% of the satisfaction related to the functional improvement was explained by a combination of clinical and gait parameters. This study demonstrated the contribution of both gait and clinical outcomes to patients’ satisfaction following TKA.
The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 8, 1297 - 1300
How Gait and Clinical Outcomes Contribute to Patients’ Satisfaction Three Months Following A Total Knee ArthroplastyTurcot, Katia et al.