Patient Satisfaction after Total Knee Replacement Regarding pain and function


Abstract: Background: Total Knee Replacement is one of the most successful and effective surgical option to reduce pain and restore function for patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee.Objectives: To evaluate the result of Total Knee Replacement regarding patient’s satisfaction in treating osteoarthritis of the knee.Patients and methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted at AL-Yarmouk teaching hospital from December 2014 to June 2016 in which forty-four patients with late stage knee OA who underwent TKR were included in the study. Outcomes was assessed according to OKS questionnaire. Participant demographics and baseline characteristics and presence of comorbidities were recorded. Then the results were recorded accordingly.Results: Among forty-four Total Knee Replacement performed, 84.09% resulted in patient satisfaction at three months post operatively, which increased to 93.1% at six months after surgery.Conclusion: Total Knee Replacement is useful technique for reducing pain and restoring good function for the joint.