alexa Trapezectomy and Ligament Reconstruction Tendon Interposition- 15 Year Follow up- Do DASH Scores Correlate with Patient Satisfaction | OMICS International | Abstract

Journal of Osteoarthritis
Open Access

Like us on:

Announcement

Considering the opinion of the Editorial Board Members, the publisher has decided to merge Journal of Osteoarthritis to International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. Therefore, all the existing and future readers, authors are hereby requested to visit the International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology now onwards.

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Trapezectomy and Ligament Reconstruction Tendon Interposition- 15 Year Follow up- Do DASH Scores Correlate with Patient Satisfaction

Ali Moaaz*, Igor Pollicinski and Chris Roberts

Orthopaedic Registrar, The Canberra Hospital, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Ali Moaaz
Orthopaedic Registrar
The Canberra Hospital, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 24, 2016; Accepted date: April 01, 2016; Published date: April 25, 2016

Citation: Moaaz A, Pollicinski I, Roberts C (2016) Trapezectomy and Ligament Reconstruction Tendon Interposition- 15 Year Follow up- Do DASH Scores Correlate with Patient Satisfaction . J Ost Arth 1: 112.

Copyright: © 2016 Moaaz A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Aim: To determine the long term patient disability scores, patient satisfaction and their correlation after trapeziectomy with partial Flexor Carpi Radialis (FCR) tendon transfer and interposition. Method: A cross-sectional analytic study of 182 patients was under taken from 1993 to 2008 of all trapezectomies performed by one surgeon. A participation acceptance letter, consent, a DASH Score and patient satisfaction scale letter were sent to all patients. Medical records were thoroughly reviewed, and data collection was gathered, analyzed and reported. Results: We had a sixty seven percent reply rate, with patients scoring an average DASH of 21.5. Average satisfaction score was 8.78. Patients scoring a DASH score of >40 were also reporting other upper limb pathologies. Conclusion: Satisfaction and disability trends improved with time. High DASH scores did not always correlate with patient satisfaction score. The DASH does not measure patient satisfaction, which is an important, but difficult measure of the clinical outcome.

Top