Differential burden of musculoskeletal pain in African Americans and whites patients at the time of total joint replacement surgery

Anthony Porter, Leslie R. Harrold, Philip C. Noble, David C. Ayers, Patricia D. Franklin & Jeroan J. Allison
Objective: African Americans patients have greater operative joint pain and functional limitation at the time of total joint replacement (TJR) compared to white patients. We examined the factors associated with this apparent disparity. Methods: A consecutive sample of 5745 patients with advanced knee and hip osteoarthritis [who elected to undergo TJR in 2011-201] reported, preoperatively, medical comorbidities, operative and non-operative hip/ knee pain using Hip and Knee Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Scores (HOOS/KOOS), function using...
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