Comparable QOL shown with spine, THA, TKA patients

Brockenbrough, Gina
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p20
The article discusses research being done on the health-related quality of life scores of patients surgically treated for spinal stenosis and those undergoing total joint arthroplasty. It references a study by Y. Raja Rampersaud et al, presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society in October 2007 in Austin, Texas. Results reportedly show that patients with neurogenic claudication due to focal spinal stenosis can obtain self-reported quality of life after surgical intervention as compared to total hip and knee arthroplasty.


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