EVALUATION OF THE FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME AFTER TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT AND FACTORS AFFECTING THE OVERALL FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME

  • Dr Raja Yadav

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the functional outcome after total knee replacement and factors affecting the overall functional outcome
Materials &methods: 20 patients with knee arthritis, 8 female & 12 male, mean age 58(40-70) assigned for total knee replacement (TKR) at the Department Of Orthopedics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal. All patients were evaluated pre operatively & post operatively at 2 months, 4 months, 6 month and 1 year with knee society clinical and functional score for the functional outcome and also various factors assessed which may affect the outcome.
Results: The average pre-operative knee clinical score (KCS) was 29 which improved to an average post-operative score of 94. At 1 year follow up, 14 patients (70%) had Excellent, 4 patients (20%) had Good, and 1 patient had fair (5%) and 1 patient had poor (5%) results as per KCS. The average pre-operative knee functional score (KFS) was 36, which improved to a post-operative score of 88. At 1 year follow up, 12 patients (60%) had Excellent, 3 patients (15%) had Good, 3 patients (15%) had Fair and 2 patients (10%) had poor results as per KFS. Men had better results, older patients had better functional outcomes and those with rheumatoid arthritis fared well as compared to osteoarthritis.
Conclusion: Total knee replacement significantly improves the functional outcome of the arthritic knee. There are factors like age, sex; main diagnosis which may affects the overall functional outcome after TKR
Keywords: functional outcome, knee society score, total knee replacement

Published
2019-12-28
How to Cite
Dr Raja Yadav. (2019). EVALUATION OF THE FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME AFTER TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT AND FACTORS AFFECTING THE OVERALL FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME. International Journal of Medical Science And Diagnosis Research, 3(12). Retrieved from https://www.ijmsdr.com/index.php/ijmsdr/article/view/515
Section
Articles