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Have you had cartilage repair?
« on: July 13, 2007, 02:57:28 PM »
Hi everyone
If you are interested in helping with an academic survey, please give this your attention. The questionnaire only takes 5 minutes.
Your bulletin board login should access the questionnaire too.
Thanks. KNEEguru

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Have you had articular cartilage repair surgery?

If so in sparing a few minutes of your time you could help improve treatment
for people with articular cartilage damage to the knee. To find out how
please read on.

Articular cartilage repair surgery is a fast moving area of orthopaedic
surgery and doctors are keen to find out which techniques are the most
successful. The main types of articular cartilage repair surgery are
autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI or ACT), OATS, Mosaicplasty or
microfracture. If you have had one of these surgical procedures you may well
have been asked to fill out some questionnaires about how your knee is
doing.

There are quite a few different questionnaires that are currently used to
assess how well articular cartilage repair patients and their knee(s) are
doing. One commonly used group of questionnaires measures knee-specific
quality of life and they have been evaluated for patients with other knee
problems such as meniscal damage, ACL tears or osteoarthritis but, to date,
no one has looked at these questionnaires for articular cartilage repair.

This online survey has been designed to compare the ability of two commonly
used knee-specific quality-of-life questionnaires to detect symptoms and
disabilities that are important to you, the cartilage repair patient. This
is crucial as it is only by knowing this information that the medical
community can select a questionnaire that ensures that the patient's
perspective is considered in the outcome of cartilage repair procedures.

If you have had an articular cartilage repair procedure (e.g. ACI, OATS,
Mosaicplasty or microfracture) we would like to invite you to help find out
which questionnaire is better at detecting symptoms and disabilities that
are important to cartilage repair patients by completing an online survey.
While there may be no immediate benefit to you as a result of your
participation in this survey, it is hoped that valuable information can be
gained that can improve treatment for people with articular cartilage damage
to the knee.

A summary of the overall results of the survey will be published on the
KNEEguru website once the data has been analysed and reviewed.

Your input into this study would be very much appreciated. Thank you for
your time.

If you would like any additional information or have any queries please do
not hesitate to contact the researcher for this study Karen Hambly at
[email protected]

Karen Hambly
Senior Lecturer/PhD Research Student
London Metropolitan University
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Re: Requesting your assistance with an academic survey
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 03:10:03 PM »
Here is the link for the survey. Your KNEEgeeks username and password should allow you to login. Let us know if you have any problems - KNEEguru

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/courses/ (Symptoms and Disabilities Most Important to Patients Survey)
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Re: Have you had cartilage repair?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 10:10:38 AM »
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey. I still need another 20 people who have had a cartilage repair procedure to complete the survey so that I have a sufficient number to be able to analyse the responses. If you have had an OATS, Mosaicplasty or OBI procedure and haven't completed the survey I would like to invite you to do so. Once I have sufficient responses I will post the summary of the results on the KNEEguru website.

Thanks for your help.

Karen















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