Lower extremity-specific measures of disability and outcomes in orthopaedic surgery

Matthew V. Smith, Sandra E. Klein, John C. Clohisy, Geneva R. Baca, Robert H. Brophy, Rick W. Wright

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

86 Scopus citations


▶ Outcome measures may be simple questions or complex measures that assess multiple interrelated domains affecting treatment outcomes. ▶ Outcome measures should be relevant to patients, easy to use, reliable, valid, and responsive to clinical changes. ▶ Joint and disease-specific outcome measures have been developed for the hip, knee, and foot and ankle. Many of these measures would benefit from further research into their validity, reliability, and optimal applicability. ▶ General health measures and activity level scores should be included in outcome assessments after treatment for orthopaedic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-477
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 7 2012


Dive into the research topics of 'Lower extremity-specific measures of disability and outcomes in orthopaedic surgery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this