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Association between activity limitations and pain in patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2016
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Title
Association between activity limitations and pain in patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12891-016-1233-2
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Authors

Ilana M. Usiskin, Heidi Y. Yang, Bhushan R. Deshpande, Jamie E. Collins, Griffin L. Michl, Savannah R. Smith, Kristina M. Klara, Faith Selzer, Jeffrey N. Katz, Elena Losina

Abstract

Historically, persons scheduled for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have reported severe pain with low demand activities such as walking, but recent data suggests that TKA recipients may have less preoperative pain. Little is known about people who elect TKA with low levels of preoperative pain. To better understand current TKA utilization, we evaluated the association between preoperative pain and difficulty performing high demand activities, such as kneeling and squatting, among TKA recipients. We used baseline data from a randomized control trial designed to improve physical activity following TKA. Prior to TKA, participants were categorized according to Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) Pain scores: Low (0-25), Medium (26-40), and High (41-100). Within each group, limitations in both low demand and high demand activities were assessed. The sample consisted of 202 persons with a mean age of 65 (SD 8) years; 21 %, 34 %, and 45 % were categorized in the Low, Medium, and High Pain groups, respectively. Of the Low Pain group, 60 % reported at least one of the following functional limitations: limited flexion, limp, limited walking distance, and limitations in work or housework. While only 12 % of the Low Pain group reported at least moderate pain with walking on a flat surface, nearly all endorsed at least moderate difficulty with squatting and kneeling. A substantial number of persons scheduled for TKA report Low WOMAC Pain (≤25) prior to surgery. Persons with Low WOMAC Pain scheduled for TKA frequently report substantial difficulty with high demand activities such as kneeling and squatting. Studies of TKA appropriateness and effectiveness for patients with low WOMAC Pain should include measures of these activities. Identifier NCT01970631 ; Registered 23 October 2013.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Other 5 12%
Student > Master 5 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Researcher 5 12%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 8 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Engineering 3 7%
Computer Science 2 5%
Sports and Recreations 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 8 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 October 2016.
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#2,501,657
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Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#734
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Outputs of similar age
#81,588
of 257,563 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#25
of 70 outputs
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