Development of a Knee Surgery Triage Tool

Mark Harrison MD, FRCS(C), Mike Brean B.IS, Wilma Hopman MSc, John Hope BSc, T. Derek Cooke FRCS(C)
Departments of Surgery and School of Rehabilitation Therapy Queens University, Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals

These results suggest that an evidence based triage tool based on the combination of Disability Evaluation and Radiographic Grading may be useful in determining the need for TKA surgery. It may allow for patients with high scores to be seen rapidly by an arthroplasty surgeon, while subjects with low scores may be referred for non-surgical care.

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This material will be presented at the COA-AOA meeting June 2014 Montreal