Patient-reported outcomes for joint replacement surgeries in England

  • NHS Digital
  • 13 Feb 2020

  • curated by Pavankumar Kamat
  • UK Medical News
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Patients undergoing NHS-funded elective inpatient surgery for hip and knee replacements have reported favourable outcomes of the surgeries. The findings were presented in the “Finalised Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England” report for the period between April 2018 and March 2019.

Since April 2009, patients undergoing elective hip and knee replacement procedures have been invited to voluntarily complete pre- and post-operative questionnaires regarding their general and condition-specific health.

Key findings from the report are as follows:

  • Ninety-seven per cent of patients reported improvement for hip replacements on the Oxford Hip Score (average health gain of 22.0).
  • Ninety-four per cent of patients reported improvement for knee replacements on the Oxford Knee Score (average health gain of 17.0).
  • Ninety-five per cent of patients undergoing hip replacement and 90 per cent of patients undergoing knee replacement reported feeling better after their surgery.
  • 93.2 per cent of patients undergoing hip replacement and 87 per cent of patients undergoing knee replacement believed that the results of their surgery were good, very good or excellent.