Factors affecting the quality of life after total knee arthroplasties:a prospective study Full Text
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 07/03/2012
Papakostidou I et al. – Patients experienced great improvement in QoL after TKA; though, the physical function remained poor 6 weeks after surgery. Differences in QoL between genders were detected preoperatively and 6 weeks postoperatively. After that period both sexes gained the same benefits. The greatest improvement in QoL was seen within the first 3 postoperative months with smaller changes thereafter.