At Proliance, we use patient-reported outcomes to evaluate how well our patients are doing and feeling after surgery.

Hip Replacement

Within 14 days of hip replacement surgery, Proliance patients feel a significant decrease in pain and increase in their ability to perform their activities of daily life.

The standard tool to evaluate outcomes after hip replacement surgery is called the Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score or HOOS. We use a shortened version, the HOOS JR, to quickly and accurately determine our patients’ decrease in pain and increase in ability to perform activities of daily life, (such as driving, working, and bathing). This questionnaire is administered before surgery and then again at 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, and 1-year post-surgery.

 

Knee Replacement

Within 14 days of knee replacement surgery, Proliance patients feel a significant decrease in pain and increase in their ability to perform their activities of daily life. By 90 days, patients report a significant decrease in knee stiffness.

Similar to the HOOS JR, the tool for evaluating outcomes after a knee replacement is the KOOS JR, or Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score. This short survey assesses a patient’s improvement in pain and stiffness as well as increase in ability to perform activities of daily life like driving, working, and bathing. We assess each patient before surgery and then compare these results with the same survey at 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, and 1-year post-surgery.

 

Spine

Within 60 days of spine surgery, Proliance patients feel a significant decrease in pain and increase in their ability to perform their activities of daily life.

For spine procedures, we use two different tools: the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) for patients undergoing low back surgeries and the Neck Disability Index (NDI) for neck surgeries. These short surveys are given to patients before their surgery, then again 2 months, 6 months, and 1-year post-surgery. The scores are compared to track improvements in pain and performance of activities of daily living.