Research Study: Correlations between perceived outcome and measured outcomes after Joint Replacement
Objective: Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery is being utilised in a younger, more active population with greater functional expectations. Understanding whether patient-perceived measures of function reflect objective biomechanical measures is critical in understanding whether functional limitations can be adequately captured within a clinical setting
In this biomechanics study, the relationship between changes in objective function and patient reported measures pre to post TKR surgery is stronger than in studies which did not include biomechanics metrics. Quality of movement may hold more significance for a patient’s perception of improvement than functional measures which consider only the time taken or distance travelled during functional activities.
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