Navigation Links
Knee Surgeon's Expectations May Differ From Yours
Date:3/12/2010

Before getting replacement joint, have a frank talk with your doctor, researchers say

FRIDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and patients often have different expectations for knee and hip replacement surgery, and steps should be taken to close that gap, a new study shows.

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) researchers compared the expectations of 42 patients and their doctors and found clinically meaningful disagreement in 68 percent of patients, with 53 percent of the patients' expectations exceeding those of the surgeons.

"The take-home message for the surgeon is that inexpensive, educational interventions like a preoperative class can be used to better align the patient's and the surgeon's expectations prior to surgery," Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, associate attending orthopedic surgeon at HSS, said in a hospital news release. "This may ultimately result in higher perceived outcome."

"If a patient has unrealistic expectations that are not properly trimmed preoperatively or achieved after surgery, the patient will most likely be dissatisfied with some aspects of the final result. Conversely, if the patient has low expectations for function after surgery, it is likely that he or she will not enthusiastically engage in the different phases of the postoperative recovery including physically therapy. That patient will probably have a lower than expected functional result," Gonzalez Della Valle said.

"For the patient, the take-home message is that it is paramount to discuss the expectations for pain relief and function with the surgeon and in the class before undergoing a total joint replacement to make sure that the expectations of the physician and the patient are similar."

The study was presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about joint replacement.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Hospital for Special Surgery, news release, March 9, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Website Connects Patients with Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists
2. Zimmer Receives Recognition for Health Economics Data Presented at 77th Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting
3. Arterial disease awareness cuts heart attacks and leg amputations, claim UK vascular surgeons
4. Prostate cancer surgeons feel with their eyes
5. Jefferson surgeon receives outstanding performance award from American College Of Surgeons
6. Dr. Alesia Wagner of U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group Re-elected to Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
7. Pittsburgh Neurosurgeons Explore Use of Drug that Illuminates Brain Tumor Cells To Guide Surgery
8. NY Plastic Surgeon Challenges Long-Held Separation of Derms and Plastic Surgeons
9. Surgeons Suffering Work-Related Injuries
10. Dr. Randy Miller Is Named President-Elect of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
11. Survey finds many surgeons suffer injuries from minimally invasive techniques
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... The Hill Agencies, a family managed ... throughout the California Central Valley, is announcing a joint charity initiative with the Boys ... a local kid’s camp event. , The Boys and Girls Club of Kern County ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... The Arnold and Mabel Beckman ... Victor Acosta, Ph.D. - University of New Mexico, Jeremy Baskin, Ph.D. - Cornell ... Washington, Erik Grumstrup, Ph.D. - Montana Stata University, A. Fatih Sarioglu, Ph.D. - ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... As a groundbreaking surgeon ... the importance of prostate cancer screenings. Early detection of the disease, he says, can ... surgery at Georgia Urology , stands alongside the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control’s (GC3) ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 18, 2017 , ... CloSYS products ... for being non-irritating while extremely helpful for mouth and gum health, which is linked ... their professionals and customers learned quickly of the powerful ways in which CloSYS products ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 18, 2017 , ... ... feature that allows sleep labs and physicians to independently dispense CPAP devices and supplies, ... DME orders, and sleep labs can dispense the devices. Device registration for daily usage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... May 10, 2017 Radiology has become the ... costs have also spiraled to the number one ranking ... radiology than ever before as the most complete and ... patient with lower back pain an MRI may confirm ... for pain, resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... May 9, 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB: ... solutions to improve the clinical effectiveness and efficiency ... the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... our customers to identify when preventive care options ... events like heart attacks or strokes occur," said ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... N.Y. , May 5, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, ... will add approximately 100,000 square feet to its Welch ... September 2016 its commitment to bring more than 100 ... , where Welch Allyn has maintained a significant presence ... help accommodate these new positions, a large portion of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: