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Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients

Kevork Kaykchian, Boris Matev.


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Objectives: This study aimed to assess quality of life and shoulder functioning in the postoperative period of patients with shoulder hemiarthroplasty (SH) and total shoulder replacement (TSR).
Materials and Methods: Patient quality of life was evaluated using the shortened version of the QuickDASH questionnaire, which is a patient-reported outcome measure, and Constant-Murley score, which includes pain, function, range of motion and strength measures to assess the outcomes of shoulder disorder treatments. The study included 41 patients who underwent surgical treatment at the Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology at “Queen Giovanna-ISUL” University Hospital and “Boycho Boychev” University Hospital of Orthopedics.
Results: The data obtained from Constant-Murley and QuickDASH questionnaires indicate that both treatment methods caused the most significant changes in the first six months of the postoperative period and improvement in patients with total TSR continued until the twelfth month. In the following postoperative period, functional changes were not that significant, and the condition of patients remained relatively constant.
Conclusion: The quality of life evaluation of patients who underwent surgery of the shoulder joint included both subjective and objective criteria about symptoms and functionality of the entire upper limb. The ability to perform different activities of daily living (ADL) was also assessed.

Key words: Quality of life, shoulder replacement, hemiarthroplasty

 

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Kaykchian K, Matev B. Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562


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Kaykchian K, Matev B. Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients. http://handmicrosurgeryjournal.com/?mno=293562 [Access: December 15, 2018]. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562


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Kaykchian K, Matev B. Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562


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Kaykchian K, Matev B. Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562


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Kaykchian, K. & Matev, . B. (2019) Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562


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Kaykchian, Kevork, and Boris Matev. 2019. Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562


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Kaykchian, Kevork, and Boris Matev. “Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients.” doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562


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Kaykchian, Kevork, and Boris Matev. “Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients.” doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562


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Kaykchian, K. & Matev, . B. (2019) Our experience in shoulder arthroplasty: Assessment of the quality of life and shoulder function in consecutive 41 patients. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.293562