AbstractThis Masters by Research thesis explores patient outcomes following revision total knee arthroplasty.
I begin by exploring the background of osteoarthritis, the nature and impact of this disease on individuals and the community, and the management options commonly used to address this disease.I then explore the total knee arthroplasty procedure, followed by the revision total knee arthroplasty procedure and the difficulties commonly encountered. This is followed an overview of current published research on this topic, including the overall understanding of RTKA as a surgical procedure and patient outcomes postoperatively.
The research questions and methodology utilized to develop this research is then detailed.
I then present 4 chapters currently pending submission for publication. These chapters address varied aspects of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, including Postoperative outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient perspective and experience, and technical factors which contribute to successful outcomes.
I finish with a discussion regarding RTKA, the current difficulties, and opportunities in the future. Limitations of this research and my personal experience are also included.
This submission ends with an appendix of documentation and research tools used during the project. Statistical workings are also included as an appendix.
|Date of Award||12 Feb 2020|
|Supervisor||Peter Jones (Supervisor) & Ray Randle (Supervisor)|