The 3rd International Scientific Congress of Medical Students and Young Doctors (Kongres Młodych Medyków)

12.05.2006 - 13.05.2006

Warszawa

Podczas kongresu odbyły się dwie ustne sesje Ortopedia i Traumatologia pod patronatem Polskiego Towarzystwa Ortopedycznego i Traumatologicznego. Przestawiono na nich 15 prac badawczych studentów Akademii Medycznych, w tym jedną dotyczącą fizjoterapii autorstwa Anny Słupik.

W skład jury wchodzili: prof. dr hab. med. Jarosław Deszczyński, dr hab. med. Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, dr hab. med. Janusz Bonarski, dr hab. med. Stanisław Pomianowski, dr hab. med. Grzegorz Adamczyk i dr med. Karol Purski.


Streszczenie pracy Anny Słupik:

USEFULNESS OF PATIENT-RELEVANT KNEE OUTCOME SCALES AT EXAMPLE OF STAFFELSTEIN-SCORE SCALE IN CLINICAL ASSESSMENT BY PATIENTS AFTER TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY - PRELIMINARY RESEARCH

Background. In recent years, total knee arthroplasty has developed as the best definitive treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Assessment of the effectiveness constitutes an essential part of the integrated treatment and rehabilitation process after knee surgery. The benefits of using outcome scales include the assessment of effectiveness of therapeutic procedures, possibility to revise and improve the rehabilitation programme and additional motivation for the patient to take part in the treatment.

Goals. The goals of this study was to demonstrate the Staffelstein-Score as a reliable measure of outcome and to study the relationship between various treatment results and parameters of clinical examination like age and Body Mass Index (BMI) and duration of the rehabilitation process.

Material and methods. The study involved 18 patients (13 women and 5 men) after total knee arthroplasty, who were examined two times during the rehabilitation process after surgery. The treatment effectiveness was measured using Staffelstein-Score outcome scale. The Staffelstein-Score consists of three parts, which assess Pain, Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) and Knee Joint Outcome.

Results. The results show that there is a correlation between different parts of the presented scale and effectiveness of the rehabilitation. There was no significant correlation between results, measured by Staffelstein-Score and the patient´s age, BMI and treatment duration. Conclusions. The result show that the presented scale has a high evidence value. The results from this study suggest that further research is indicated to demonstarate the usefulness of this scale in everyday clinical assessment performed by medicine doctors and physiotherapists.