Patient-Specific Functional Analysis: The Key to the Next Revolution Towards the Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

J Orthop Res. 2019 Aug;37(8):1754-1759. doi: 10.1002/jor.24317. Epub 2019 May 7.


Lower extremity joint arthroplasty surgery remains one of the most successful interventions in orthopaedics. While improvements in patient mobility and physical functioning following surgery are well-documented, there remains significant post-operative functional deficits in many patients. This highlights a need and an opportunity towards improving functional and patient-reported outcomes of arthroplasty surgery. This review summarizes key opportunities arising from the recent 2018 Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in New Orleans, USA. In this review, the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (i.e., CORS) highlights key research advances, case examples, scientific messages, and personalized medical care approaches toward improving physical functioning in our knee and hip joint arthroplasty patients. © 2019 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Orthop Res 37:1754-1759, 2019.

Keywords: arthroplasty; gait; hip; imaging; knee.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / methods
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / methods
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Canada
  • Gait
  • Hip Joint / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / physiology*
  • Orthopedics / trends
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / physiopathology
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / surgery*
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee / physiopathology
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee / surgery*
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Postoperative Period
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States