Table 2

Postoperative recovery of SF-36 and knee measures (n= 441)
Variables Pre TKA Post TKA P-value
SF-36 variables
 Physical function 38.8 (22.7) 66.6 (17.9) <0.001
 Bodily Pain 36.8 (18.3) 69.0 (23.5) <0.001
 Mental Health 75.9 (19.1) 82.7 (14.5) <0.001
Knee variables
 Extensor strength, %BW 18.0 (8.0) 25.6 (8.6) <0.001
 Extension ROM, deg 8.2 (8.2) 4.3 (4.9) <0.001

Note: Values reported were mean (SD) unless stated otherwise.

Abbreviations: SF-36 = Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey; ROM, range of motion; BW, body weight; TKA, total knee arthroplasty.

P-values derived from repeated-measure ANOVA.

Pua et al.

Pua et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:33   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-33

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