Outcomes of primary total knee arthroplasty

David C. Ayers, Patricia Durkin Franklin, Rajiv Gandhi, Christopher Kim, Jeffrey Lange, Nizar N. Mahomed, Philip C. Noble

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Total knee arthroplasty can relieve arthritic pain and improve quality of life in patients with debilitating arthritis. Currently, long-term survivorship rates of total knee arthroplasties have been demonstrated through multiple clinical and registry-based studies. Studies comparing survivorship rates of various knee arthroplasty designs and systems have provided guidance for optimizing the results of surgery. Patient-reported outcome measures have historically been used in clinical research and have become increasingly prevalent in clinical practice. These instruments provide patient-centered benchmarks for measuring the success of total knee arthroplasties by comparing patient-reported pain and function both before and after total knee arthroplasty, and by documenting improvement and effect on quality of life. Patient satisfaction has historically lagged behind the success of total knee arthroplasty in relieving pain and represents an area of continued focus for optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrthopaedic Knowledge Update
Subtitle of host publicationHip and Knee Reconstruction 5
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781975123819
ISBN (Print)9781975123796
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Patient satisfaction
  • Patient-reported outcome measures
  • Scoring systems
  • Survivorship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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