OPEN Research Support

Medical Student
Jacob Dreijer Juhl
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Odense University Hospital

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Open
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 16.02.2021  
Slut 31.12.2021  

Can objectively measured physical activity predict patient reported function and quality of life, following total knee replacement?

Short summary

This study aims at examining the feasibility on evaluating baseline physical activity (PA) and early-phase post-surgical PA, by means of accelometry, and assess whether either has a potential predictive value of late-phase recovery.


Knee replacement is a well-established treatment for arthrosis and some advanced forms of arthritis. There is however still 15-20% of the patients who are not completely satisfied with their post-surgical outcome. Given that knee replacement represent a large patient group, it is of clinical and socioeconomic interest to improve patient rehabilitation by identifying patients at risk as early as possible.

Description of the cohort

Patients referred for primary elective total knee replacement at Orthopaedic Department OUH routinely participate in a session called Joint Care where they receive additional information about the procedure and have consultations with various professionals in preparation for the surgery. Joint Care is usually 7-14 days before the surgery and eligible patients are informed about, and offered to participate, in the study. Due to logistic reasons patients must be registered with e-boks and capable of giving an informed consent.

Data and biological material

Acceleromter data og KOOS questionnaires.

Collaborating researchers and departments

Department of Orthopaedics, OUH

  • Professor Anders Holsgaard Larsen