Usefulness of the Korean Knee Score for Evaluation of the Results of Total Knee Arthroplasty

Title
Usefulness of the Korean Knee Score for Evaluation of the Results of Total Knee Arthroplasty
Authors
최충혁
Keywords
Knee; Arthroplasty; Korean knee score; Ceiling effect; High flexion; Floor life
Issue Date
2015-03
Publisher
대한슬관절학회
Citation
Knee Surgery and Related Research, v. 27, NO 1, Page. 10-16
Abstract
Purpose: The Korean Knee score (KKS) was designed to reflect the floor-sitting lifestyle that necessitates high knee flexion. The purpose of this study is to assess whether the KKS reflects the floor-sitting lifestyle more accurately than the previously developed Knee Society clinical rating system. In addition, the presence of ceiling effects was compared between the two rating systems. Materials and Methods: Eighty-one consecutive patients (120 knees) who were assessed regularly after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) on an outpatient basis between January 2012 and December 2012 were enrolled. All patients were asked to complete a questionnaire to assess the Knee Society Knee score (KSKS), Knee Society Function score (KSFS), and KKS. Results: At the final follow-up, the mean KSKS, KSFS, and KKS were 91.2, 86.0, and 70.1, respectively, and the scores were similar between the ≥125o maximum flexion group and ˂125o maximum flexion group. However, the ‘floor life’ subdomain score of the KKS was significantly higher in the ˃125o maximum flexion group (15.13 vs. 11.24, p=0.001). The number of cases with the highest possible score was 24 (20%) for the KSKS and 47 (39%) for the KSFS, whereas none of the cases obtained the highest possible KKS. According to the standard deviation method, more substantial ceiling effects were present in the KSKS (83 cases, 69.1%) and KSFS (67 cases, 55.8%) than in the KKS (23 cases, 19.2%).Conclusions: Although, the KKS was effective in reducing the ceiling effect, it demonstrated limited improvement in assessing the ability to perform high knee flexion after TKA. However, the ‘floor life’ subdomain of KSS appeared to be valid for evaluating high flexion of the knee.
URI
http://www.jksrr.org/search.php?where=aview&id=10.5792/ksrr.2015.27.1.10&code=1030KSRR&vmode=FULLhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/23234
ISSN
2234-0726; 2234-2451
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.5792/ksrr.2015.27.1.10
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