TKA: More benefit in OA than RA

Patient-reported outcomes after total knee arthroplasty are slightly better for OA than RA, with only modest improvements in functionality scores in both diseases, a large study shows.

The study reported large improvements in pain scores comparing recovery with preoperation for both types of arthritis using a 0-3 scoring system, where 0 is zero pain and 3 is severe.

The 315 patients with OA experienced more