Latest Publications

Platt R, Blake K, Franklin PD, Gaziano M, Hernandez Adrian, Kaushai R, Masica A, NevinJ, Rumsfeld J, Hamilton Lopez M. “Clinician Engagement for Continuous Learning” Perspectives – Expert Voices in Health & Health Care. National Academy of Medicine. Accessed 3/7/2017 at

Franklin PD, Li W, Lemay C, Ayers DC. Are post-TJR readmissions associated with poorer functional gain after TJR? Bone & Joint J (Proceedings). Feb 2017.

Lemay CA, Lewis CG, Singh J, Franklin PD. Receipt of pain management information pre-operatively is associated with improved functional gain after elective total joint replacement. J Arthropl 2017 Jan.

Franklin PD. Research Priorities for Optimal Use of Patient-reported Outcomes in Quality and Outcome Improvement for Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27997411 

Ayers DC. Implementation of Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27941415

Franklin PD, Miozzari H, Christofilopoulos P, et al. Important Patient Characteristics Differ Prior to TKA and THA Between Switzerland and the United States. BMC Musculosklet Disord Jan 11;18(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-1372-5.

Choi W, Zheng H, Franklin PD, Tulu B. mHealth Technologies for Osteoarthritis Self-Management and Treatment: A Systematic Review. Accepted JMIR mHealth.2016.

Liu X, Li X, Motiwalla L, Li W, Zheng H, Franklin PD. Preserving Patient Privacy When Sharing Same-Disease Data. (accepted J of Data and Information Quality)

Nguyen USDT, Ayers D, Li W, Harrold L, Franklin PD.  Pre-operative Pain and Function: Profiles of Patients Selected for Total Knee Replacement. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Apr 27. pii: S0883-5403(16)30082-1. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.04.015. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27259392

Danielle C. Lavallee, Kate E. Chenok, Rebecca M. Love, Carolyn Petersen, Erin Holve, Courtney D. Segal, and Patricia D. Franklin. Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes Into Health Care To Engage Patients And Enhance Care. Health Aff April 2016 35:575-582; doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1362. PMID: 27044954

Rolfson O, Bohm E, Franklin PD, Lyman S, Denissen G, Dawson J, Dunn J, Chenok KE, Dunbar M, Overgaard S, Garellick G, Lübbeke  & the Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Working Group of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries. Patient-reported outcome measures in arthroplasty registries, Part I. Acta Orthop. 2016 Jul;87 Suppl 1:3-8. doi: 10.1080/17453674.2016.1181815. Epub 2016 May 11. PMID: 27168175

Rolfson O, Chenok KE, Bohm E, Lübbeke A, Denissen G, Dunn J, Lyman S, Franklin PD, Dunbar M, Overgaard S, Garellick G, Dawson J & the Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Working Group of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries. Patient-reported outcome measures in arthroplasty registries Part II: Recommendations for selection, administration, and analysis., Acta Orthop. 2016 Jul;87 Suppl 1:9-23. doi: 10.1080/17453674.2016.1181816. Epub 2016 May 26. PMID: 27228230

Rolfson O, Wissig S, van Maasakkers L, et al. Defining an International Standard Set of Outcomes Measures for Patients with Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis: Consensus of the International Consortium of Health Outcome Measurement Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Working Group. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Feb 16. doi: 10.1002/acr.22868. PMID: 26881821

Chimenti P, Drinkwater C, Li W, Lemay CA, Franklin PD, O’Keefe R. Factors Associated with Early Improvement in Low Back Pain after Total Hip Arthroplasty: a Multi-Center Study. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jul 17. pii: S0883-5403(15)00642-7.  PMID: 26276572

Ayers DC and Franklin PD. Using TJR registry data to improve the Accuracy of Risk adjustment prediction models for 30-day readmission after THR and TKR. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015;97:668-71.  PMID: 25878312

Zheng H, Li W, Harrold L, Ayers DC, and Franklin PD. (2014) Web-based Comparative Patient-reported Outcome Feedback to Support Quality Improvement and Comparative Effectiveness Research in Total Joint Replacement. eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes): Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 21. DOI: Available at:

Harrold L, Pascal S, Lewis C, O’Keefe R, Pellegrini V, Allison J, Ayers D, Franklin PD. (2014) Patient Report Improves Post-Hospital Discharge Event Capture in Total Joint Replacement: A novel approach to capturing all post-hospital event data. eGEMS(Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes): Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 1. DOI:10.13063/2327-9214.1107
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Franklin PD, Lewallen D, Bozic K, Hallstrom B, Jiranek W, Ayers D. Implementation of patient-reported outcomes in US total joint replacement registries: rationale, status, and plans. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2014 Dec 17;96(Supplement 1):104-109.

Ayers DC, Li W, Harrold LR, Allison JA, Franklin PD. Pre-operative pain and function profiles reflect consistent TKR patient selection among US surgeons. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Clin Orthop Relat Res. June 2014. Epub Ahead of Print. DOI: 10.1007/s11999-014-3716-5

Ayers DC and Franklin PD. Hip Outcome Assessment. In Callaghan JJ, Rosenberg AG, Rubash HE, editors. The Adult Hip (Callaghan, Aaron, Rubash) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014. 

Devers K, Gray B, Ramos C, Shah A, Blavin F, Waidmann T. Key Informant Interview: Patricia Franklin, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (FORCE-TJR). In ASPE Report: The Feasibility of Using Electronic Health Data for Research on Small Populations; 2013. 

FORCE-TJR In: An Introduction to AHRQ's Third Edition of Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes. AHRQ 2013. 

Franklin PD, Harrold LR, Ayers DC. Incorporating patient reported outcomes in total joint arthroplasty registries: challenges and opportunities. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013; 471(11):3482-3488. PMCID: PMC3792256 

Ayers DC. Zheng H, Franklin PD. Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) into orthopedic clinical practice: proof of concept from FORCE-TJR. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013; 471(11):3419-3425. PMCID: PMC3792269 

Franklin PD, Rosal MC. Can knee arthroplasty play a role in weight management in knee osteoarthritis?Arthritis Care & Research 2013 May; 65 (5): 667–668 

Franklin PD, Allison JJ, Ayers DC. Beyond implant registries: a patient-centered research consortium for comparative effectiveness in total joint replacement.JAMA. 2012 Sep; 308(12): 1217-8