Help us guide future research about problematic knee replacements

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Have you undergone a knee replacement and experienced problems, or cared for someone who has?

Tell us the top three questions you would like answered by future research as part of a new James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership.

Complete the 2 minute survey at:


Patients, carers and clinicians need to make choices about how to approach and manage a wide variety of health problems. Over recent years, there have been increasing numbers of knee replacements performed around the UK. These help relieve pain and improve quality of life for the majority of patients.

However, there are some patients who unfortunately experience problems following knee replacement. These may include pain, stiffness, instability or infection. In some situations, there is insufficient evidence from studies available about how best to address these problems. This leaves patients, carers and clinicians faced with uncertainty regarding the best decisions for further management.

We would like to identify such uncertainties, so efforts can be made to acquire new information through research, and thereby help patients facing similar problems in the future.

What is being done to address this?

The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) has set up this project. The idea is to bring patients, carers and clinicians together on an equal footing to prioritise remaining areas of uncertainty for patients with problematic knee replacements. This will help ensure that future research funding is allocated to answer the most important questions in this field.

How can you help influence future research?

If you are a patient who has experienced problems following knee replacement, or a carer or family member of one, please help us by submitting your top 3 questions in this short survey.

Date required

31st October 2018


NDORMS, University of Oxford


Simon Abram, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow