Priority 3 from the Hip and Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: In people with OA, what are their pre operative predictors of post operative success (and risk factors of poor outcomes)?  (JLA PSP Priority 3)
Overall ranking 3
JLA question ID 0020/3
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence None available
Health Research Classification System category Musculoskeletal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Why do so many patients have continuing knee pain after total knee replacement?  ~  What are the causes of chronic pain following TKR  ~  I see patients with seemingly normal knee replacement in a lot of pain months after the operation  ~  why only some patients will get pain after the surgery?  ~ predicting the likelihood of success following hip/or knee replacement?  ~  Predicting the degree of success following a knee replacement?  ~  How can I assess my personal health risks by having a knee or hip replacement and whether it is likely to be a success for me?  ~  Are there any pain prognostic indicators which help identify the poor responders post surgical?  ~  Which patient types benefit most or least from surgery?
Submitted by Uncertainty identified by 21 patient/carers, 41 clinicians,  from 1 patient/ carer discussion group, and from 3 Healthtalk online interviews
Outcomes to be measured pre-operative predictors of post operative success
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0020
PSP name Hip and Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 123  (To see more about the Top 10, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 27 March 2014