Sports activity following total knee arthroplasty in patients older than 60 years

J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jan;30(1):46-9. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.08.021. Epub 2014 Sep 6.


In a retrospective study with a population over 65 years, sports activity was conducted 6 years after cruciate retaining (CR) total condylar knee arthroplasty (TKA) with rotating platform (RP). Eighty-one Patients (71.8±5.4years) were examined at follow-up 6.4±0.9 years postoperative. Sport was practiced 5.3 hours every week in mean. Patients were active in sports 3.5times per week. Twenty-five percent performed high impact sports, 47% medium impact sports and 52% low impact sports at follow-up. In KOOS sports 60±28 was reached, in WOMAC 12.1±15.1. It can be concluded that in this population 50% of patients were active in medium and low impact sport 6 years after surgery. However, a quarter of patients were also active in high impact sports.

Keywords: KOOS; WOMAC; cruciate retaining TKA; rotating platform; sports activity; total knee arthroplasty.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recovery of Function
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sports*
  • Treatment Outcome