«Artroplastias de articulación total: Conceptos actuales de resultados de pacientes después de la cirugía.»
Jones CA, Beaupre LA, Johnston DW, Suarez-Almazor ME. Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, 2-50 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G4, Canada; Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Total hip and knee arthroplasties are effective surgical interventions for relieving pain and improving physical function caused by arthritis. Although the majority of patients substantially improve, not all reports gains or are satisfied after receiving a total joint arthroplasty. This article reviews the literature on patient outcomes after total hip and knee arthroplasties for osteoarthritis and the evidence pertaining to factors that affect these patient-centered outcomes. Mounting evidence suggests that no one patient-related or peri-operative factor clearly predicts the amount of pain relief or functional improvement that will occur following total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2005 Aug;21(3):527-541.