Master of Science
The effect of the interaction between gender and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) prosthesis design on patient-reported outcomes is an understudied area of research. We evaluated 1613 patients, from the Ontario Joint Replacement Registry (2001-2006), who underwent primary total knee replacement. This study investigated the impact of the gender-PCL design interaction on Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) change scores and patient satisfaction, by performing linear regression analysis, using full-adjusted models that also included the gender-PCL prosthesis design interaction variable. PCL prosthesis design did not affect WOMAC change scores or satisfaction (p>0.05). Moreover, Gender did not influence either of the patient-reported outcomes (p>0.05). In addition, the interaction between gender and PCL design did not impact patient-reported outcomes (p>0.05). In conclusion, the surgical preference to retain or sacrifice the PCL should not be influenced by the gender of the patient.
Milan, Ryan, "Gender Does Not Influence the Relationship Between Posterior Cruciate Ligament Design and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients Receiving Primary Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty" (2012). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 1069.