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KDKappa Delta
KDKawasaki Disease
KDKentucky Derby
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KDCost of Debt
KDKatamari Damacy (video game)
KDData Key (FIPS)
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KDKey and Developmental
KDKael Drakkal (Everquest, gaming)
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KDKnown Depredator
KDKwikDeath (CounterStrike gaming clan)
KdDissociate Constant (receptor affinity in pharmacology, chemistry)
KDKept Daughter (adoption)
KDKorgorian Delphic
KDKmecka Družba (Slovenia)
KDKnown Delinquent
KDKnown Distance
KDKomodo Dragon
KDKnocked Down
KDKuwaiti Dinar (unit of currency)
KDKraft Dinner
KDKnee-Disarticulation (amputation)
KDKitchen Duty
KDKinase Domain (biology)
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Estimating effect size using Cohen's d, we found that the knee-disarticulation amputation group reported less current phantom limb pain on the 0-10 numeric rating scale than the transfemoral amputation group (d = -0.
Estimating effect size using Cohen's d, we found that the knee-disarticulation amputation group had less current residual limb pain on the 0-10 numeric scale than the transtibial amputation group (d = -0.
Of the 42 patients enrolled in the study, 24 patients reported troublesome back pain since their amputation: 8 in the transfemoral amputation group, 6 in the transtibial amputation group, and 10 in the knee-disarticulation amputation group.
In terms of amount of interference with daily activities over the past 3 months because of back pain, the knee-disarticulation amputation group reported less interference than the transfemoral amputation group (d = -0.
The findings from the current study demonstrate that individuals who underwent knee-disarticulation amputation have pain and pain-related interference outcomes similar to those of rigorously matched populations of individuals with either transtibial or transfemoral amputations.
Most recently, knee-disarticulation amputations have fallen out of favor in the trauma population in part because of the results from the LEAP study [30] that demonstrated worse outcomes with knee-disarticulation amputations than with transtibial and transfemoral amputations in a trauma population.
Another potential explanation for the difference in findings is that in the LEAP study, 17 of the 18 patients in the knee-disarticulation amputation group had their amputation at the zone of injury level, which may have affected short-term healing and function.
Although our study and the LEAP study had a comparable number of participants with knee-disarticulation amputations (16 in the final analysis of the LEAP trial vs 14 in this study), the LEAP trial compared these patients with a much larger sample of subjects with transtibial amputation (81) and transfemoral amputation (27) rather than using a matched case design, as was done in our study.
In conclusion, our study of a sample of primarily male, Caucasian, and middle-age-to-elderly adults with amputations found no significant differences between knee-disarticulation amputations and either transfemoral or transtibial amputations in terms of phantom limb pain, residual limb pain, back pain, or pain-related interference outcomes.
While the current study found that persons with knee-disarticulation amputation do not have significantly worse pain or pain-related interference outcomes than do persons with transtibial or transfemoral amputation, some limitations affect this study.