TITLE

Is extreme flexion of the knee after total knee replacement a prerequisite for patient satisfaction?

AUTHOR(S)
Karthik Narayan; George Thomas; Ravi Kumar
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
International Orthopaedics;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p671
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract  The focus of this study was to evaluate the functional result and to specifically ascertain whether the absence of the ability to squat and sit cross-legged altered the patient’s satisfaction level after a successful standard total knee replacement. Squatting and sitting cross-legged are common practices in Asia. These activities are not possible following standard total knee replacement. Patients were followed-up for a minimum of 12 months post surgery. Their level of satisfaction was assessed using a Likert scale. The Knee Society Score (KSS) was used to assess range of motion and function of the knee. Twenty-one out of 25 patients were satisfied with the surgical result in spite of an inability to squat. Deep knee flexion may not be an essential prerequisite for patient satisfaction after total knee replacement, even in a population where squatting and sitting cross-legged are part of the normal lifestyle.
ACCESSION #
41427093

 

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