• Caregiver burden may decrease 1 year after TKA

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    Although caregiver burden nearly doubled in the early postoperative period after total knee arthroplasty, results showed the burden decreased by 1 year postoperatively.
    Among 150 patients undergoing primary TKA and their caregivers, Alison Klika, MS, and colleagues had caregivers complete the caregiver strain index preoperatively and at 4 weeks and 1 year postoperatively. Researchers also collected the knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome score among patients and the Veterans Rand 12-item health survey among both patients and caregivers.
    Compared with preoperative values, results showed
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