How much range of motion of the knee do patients have after knee arthroplasty, is it related to preoperative range and do they use it during functional activity ?

P.J. Rowe, C.M. Myles, R.W. Nutton

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    Abstract

    This study investigates the relationship between active range of motion of the knee, the functional activity of the knee measured using electrogoniometry during eleven functional activities of daily living and the patients' quality of life prior to a two years following total knee arthroplasty. The study found that OA leads to a loss of, and knee arthroplasty fails to fully restore, active joint range, knee excursion during functional activity and physical quality of life when compared to normal subjects. The majority of patients lose active range and functional range during activities of daily living during the first two years postoperatively.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages22-25
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2005
    EventKnee Arthroplasty: Engineering Functionality - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 7 Apr 20059 Apr 2005

    Conference

    ConferenceKnee Arthroplasty: Engineering Functionality
    CityLondon, United Kingdom
    Period7/04/059/04/05

    Keywords

    • arthroplasty
    • knee arthroplasty
    • motion
    • joint range
    • quality of life

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