Functional And Clinical Outcomes And Knee Rom

1212 Words5 Pages
Study 1 primarily focused on functional and clinical outcomes and knee ROM. Half of the patients in this study undergoing a TKA surgery received an inflated tourniquet, whereas the other half received an un-inflated tourniquet. The primary outcome measurements were Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), a knee specific questionnaire, and knee ROM measurements. KOOS feedback evaluated functional and clinical outcomes, which were expressed as the change in the average score over the period of 12 months for each subscale: pain, symptom, activities of daily living (ADL), sport/recreation, quality of life (QOL). This review will focus on ADL, sports and recreation, and QOL, because these subscales pertain to the knee ROM.…show more content…
At the 6-month follow-up, ROM was similar in both groups, with the non-Tq group at 108 (SD 8.5) degrees and the Tq group at 107 (SD 11) degrees. Despite the remarkable difference through the 6 month follow-up, no difference was found between the two groups at the 1-year evaluation: 113 (SD 8, CI:111-116) degrees vs. 113 (SD 8, CI: 110-116) degrees; p = 0.845. MAKE A CHART This study also looked at postoperative pain and analgesic consumption, surgical time and visibility, and intraoperative blood loss. However, the strengths and limitations of this study were evaluated based on how the study was conducted in order to obtain results for knee ROM and functional outcomes. The study had many strengths, including its randomization of patients, its inclusion and exclusion criteria (Figure 1), it was single blind in that patients were not aware of whether their tourniquet was inflated during surgery or not, all surgical techniques were standardized, the same equipment was used for each procedure, and the same physician performed all TKA surgeries. The limitations of the study included the following: the randomization of patients was selected from a previous study, the population size was small (n = 70), and it was unable to be a double blinded study due to the fact that the physician would know regardless of being told whether the tourniquet had been inflated or not depending on the amount of blood in the surgical field. Study 2 was conducted in 1994 to examine
Open Document