Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Australia Institute for Health Research, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Australia School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Australia Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation and Centre of Healthcare Transformation, School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Clinical Informatics Directorate, Metro South Health, Brisbane, Australia Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, St John of God Hospital, Murdoch, Australia WA Centre for Health and Ageing, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences: Surgery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Western Orthopaedic Clinic, St John of God Hospital Murdoch and Hollywood, Perth, Australia School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia Ngangk Yira Research Centre for Aboriginal Health and Social Equity, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia.
Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the incidence and associated risk factors for falls in older adults in the 12 months after elective, primary total knee replacement (TKR) surgery.
Design: A prospective observational cohort of older adults undergoing TKR were followed. Baseline measurements included risk factors of history of falls, using a gait aid and number of medications. Read More