Patient Experience of Kneeling Ability Following Knee Arthroplasty - A Preliminary Study of a Kneeling-Specific Questionnaire.

  • Peter Craig Oswestry Orthopaedic Training Programme, United Kingdom
  • Peter Gallacher Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Barnett Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry, United Kingdom

Abstract

Background: Kneeling after knee replacement is an underemphasized functional outcome and one that can be significantly altered by surgery. To better understand patient experience of kneeling, we set out to create a novel questionnaire. Materials and Methods: We identified 162 sequential patients (80 Total, 82 Partial knee replacements). All had a minimum follow up of 12 months. Results: 84 questionnaires were returned (45 TKR, 39 PKR). 60% TKR and 69% PKR patients reported some form of kneeling ability. If achieved, kneeling was rarely possible before 7 months. 65% of all patients who could kneel reported comfortable kneeling on hard surfaces such as concrete. 10% of all patients completely lost ability to kneel. Lost kneeling significantly impacted on employment opportunities and quality life. Conclusion: Patients are concerned about kneeling and the potential impacts on quality of life and employment should be discussed during the consent process along with the approximate time scales for re-achieving kneeling and surfaces upon which this may be possible.

Published
2018-12-26
How to Cite
CRAIG, Peter; GALLACHER, Peter; BARNETT, Andrew. Patient Experience of Kneeling Ability Following Knee Arthroplasty - A Preliminary Study of a Kneeling-Specific Questionnaire.. Journal of Orthoplastic Surgery, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 44-48, dec. 2018. ISSN 2631-7982. Available at: <http://journaloforthoplasticsurgery.com/index.php/JOPS/article/view/27>. Date accessed: 23 apr. 2019.
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