Quality of Life Post Elective Total Joint Replacement: A Cross-sectional Study from Saudi Arabia


  • Dr. Mariam Ahmad Alameri




Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the quality of life (QoL) and patients’ satisfaction post total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR) surgeries. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study; 241 patients were interviewed in the outpatient clinic within 2 medical centers in Saudi Arabia. SF-12, the short version of SF-36, was translated into the Arabic language and validated before being used to measure the QoL post replacement surgeries. Results: The mean age for the participants was 64.5 ± 8.52. Males represented only 24.5% of the respondents. The mean body mass index was 32.4 ± 3.97. Regarding replacement surgery satisfaction, 55% of the participants were very highly satisfied and 35% were highly satisfied. Only 2.4% of them were not satisfied with their surgeries. The mean value of the physical component score was 38.8 ± 4.8 and 48.3 ± 5.99 for mental component score. Conclusion: This is a cross-sectional study, which has indicated a high satisfaction rate for joint replacement surgeries in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, post joint replacement surgeries, patients reported physical and mental health scores which closely matched those of healthy American population aged 75 years and above. In short, joint replacement surgeries in Saudi Arabia are successful solutions for patients with degenerative joint diseases as the surgeries will improve their QoL.


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Alameri, D. M. A. (2022). Quality of Life Post Elective Total Joint Replacement: A Cross-sectional Study from Saudi Arabia. B R Nahata Smriti Sansthan International Journal of Phramaceutical Sciences & Clinical Research, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.22377/ijpscr.v2i4.113