Expectations in patients with total knee arthroplasty


Tekin B., ÜNVER B., Karatosun V. A.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.46, no.3, pp.174-180, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2012.2655
  • Journal Name: ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.174-180
  • Keywords: Culture, knee osteoarthritis, life style, patient expectation, total knee arthroplasty, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, TOTAL HIP, FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES, REPLACEMENT, HEALTH, PAIN, QUESTIONNAIRE, RECOVERY, ABILITY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: The primary objective of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is to decrease pain and restore functional knee joint. Current hypotheses indicate higher knee flexion is required in terms of life style, culture and expectations in Eastern communities. Therefore, society-specific features related to life style and cultural habits are needed. The objective of this study was to investigate the expectations of patients undergoing TKA.