Navigation Links
Poorer Patients Often Less Happy With Knee Replacement
Date:5/31/2013

FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Although knee-replacement surgery has improved dramatically over the years -- with smaller incisions and better pain management and rehabilitation -- the procedure's success may depend on socioeconomic factors, new research finds.

Lower-income patients are more likely to be dissatisfied and have worse knee function than more affluent patients following knee replacement, according to the study, which was published online recently in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Researchers led by Dr. Robert Barrack, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, examined more than 600 people who underwent knee-replacement surgery at one of five major total joint centers across the United States. The patients, whose average age was 54, were asked about their job, their level of education and their income. The study also took participants' gender and ethnicity into account.

The patients completed questionnaires following their surgery to determine how satisfied they were with the results of the procedure.

Patients' income levels were linked to their level of satisfaction with their knee replacement, the study revealed. Those making less than $25,000 a year were less satisfied with the procedure and had more limitations with their knee function after surgery, according to a journal news release.

Income level was the only socioeconomic factor that affected patients' satisfaction with their knee replacement, the researchers said. Women and minority patients, however, were more likely to report having functional limitations after surgery.

Inadequate postsurgical rehabilitation for patients with lower incomes could help explain their findings, the researchers said. They noted that previous studies have shown that minority patients are more likely to be treated at hospitals that do not perform as many knee-replacement procedures as high-vol
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Diseases of affluence spreading to poorer countries
2. Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds
3. Study finds poorer outcomes for obese patients treated for lumbar disc herniation
4. Childhood obesity more likely to affect children in poorer neighborhoods
5. Black patients with kidney cancer have poorer survival than whites
6. Poorer Patients Find Thyroid Cancer at Later Stage: Study
7. COPD patients experience poorer sleep quality and lower blood oxygen levels
8. Women have a poorer quality of life after a stroke or mini stroke than men
9. Vitamin D deficiency and poorer lung function in asthmatic children treated with steroids
10. Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids
11. Social-class discrimination contributes to poorer health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Poorer Patients Often Less Happy With Knee Replacement 
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Wound Care ... the company’s second Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course. The next UHMS approved 40-hour ... Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, CA. The meeting is open for registration ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... Mesothelioma is a one-day event geared to patients and family members, medical ... by local and regional mesothelioma experts. The conference is a collaborative effort between ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... ... Patients who thought about getting a hair transplant but were not sure ... procedure beyond the information found on the Internet can attend the open house event ... be on hand to answer patients hair transplant questions at his next Open ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Newton, North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... Abernethy Laurels on Tuesday, September 1. , “Alive Inside” shadows a social ... nonprofit “MUSIC & MEMORY?.” , “It’s a documentary about bringing music to residents in ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Garden ... in 2008, the result of a merger of five of the busiest urology ... they could provide more cost-effective and higher quality care than they did individually. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Registration Opens for Wound Care Advantage’s Second UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 2Health News:Registration Opens for Wound Care Advantage’s Second UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 3Health News:Registration Opens for Wound Care Advantage’s Second UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 4Health News:New York Experts on Mesothelioma Come Together at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 2Health News:New York Experts on Mesothelioma Come Together at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 3Health News:Watch a Live Hair Transplant at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration’s Open House 2Health News:Public Invited to Dementia Documentary Screening at North Carolina Retirement Community 2Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents, Garden State Urology! 2
... the most important determinants of an individual,s risk of ... history whether and at what ages close relatives ... for screening examinations such as colonoscopies and mammograms. ... Medical Association a multi-institutional research team reports that ...
... , TUESDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Among ... patients are more likely than whites to develop the potentially ... pressure ulcers, greatly increase a patient,s cost of care and ... be prevented through proper care, such as helping a patient ...
... rates are higher for men than women in the United ... Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association ... investigator in the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at ... and survival data from the SEER database for 36 cancers ...
... give failing hearts a boost were originally developed as ... as the technology has improved, these ventricular assist devices ... vice-president Dick Cheney, whose implant this month celebrates its ... problems. The power cord that protrudes through the patient,s ...
... The sexually transmitted disease trichomoniasis may be much more common ... are recommending routine screening for sexually active women aged 40 ... prevalent in young people, but our study results clearly show ... even more, older women are infected," said the study,s senior ...
... By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, July ... a perfect time for hitting the beach. But a summer ... much, caution researchers who report that such institutions tend to ... deaths whenever they undergo the massive medical resident turnover that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Changes in family history of cancer can impact screening recommendations 2Health News:Changes in family history of cancer can impact screening recommendations 3Health News:Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study 2Health News:Cancer mortality rates are higher in men than women 2Health News:Wireless power could cut cord for patients with implanted heart pumps 2Health News:Wireless power could cut cord for patients with implanted heart pumps 3Health News:Older Women at Greater Risk for Common STD, Study Suggests 2Health News:Deaths Up, Care Levels Down at Teaching Hospitals in July 2Health News:Deaths Up, Care Levels Down at Teaching Hospitals in July 3Health News:Deaths Up, Care Levels Down at Teaching Hospitals in July 4
(Date:8/31/2015)... 31, 2015  The departments of Drug and Alcohol ... Gaudenzia Concept 90 to raise awareness for International Overdose ... Pennsylvania and help more Pennsylvanians ... recovery through the Building Bridges to Recovery ... every day to a disease that is fully treatable, ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Mich. , Aug. 31, 2015  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... has announced that Phil Hagerman , Chairman & CEO, ... upcoming investor conferences. Mr. Hagerman and Mr. ... Healthcare Conference in Boston on Wednesday, ... Hagerman and Mr. Whelan are also scheduled to participate in ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or ... that address unmet medical needs in the areas ... has completed enrollment of the additional subjects, as ... this year, into the company,s Phase 2 study ... regulator (IDR) and is being evaluated as a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pennsylvania Departments of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Health Kick-off Second Annual Building Bridges to Recovery Initiative 2Diplomat to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 2Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 3Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 4Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 5Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 6
... 8, 2011 Elsevier Business Intelligence , ... conferences, is hosting Windhover,s 21 st Pharmaceutical Strategic ... in New York, NY. PSA is the only ... a diverse mix of pharma,s top talent. It,s an opportunity ...
... Medical, a leading manufacturer of integrated medical imaging display and ... year, Carrot Medical achieved significant growth in sales and an ... of 2011 with record second quarter sales, Carrot surpassed its ... company is now well positioned for the third straight year ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Biopharma Leaders Discuss Pharma's Future at Pharmaceutical Strategic Alliances in New York 2Biopharma Leaders Discuss Pharma's Future at Pharmaceutical Strategic Alliances in New York 3Carrot Medical Positioned for Third Straight Year of Triple Digit Growth 2
LUMIGAN® is a powerful eye drop medication for lowering IOP. IOP is short for intraocular pressure or eye pressure. LUMIGAN® is the first in a new class of medication....
... New REFRESH LIQUIGEL® Lubricant Eye Drops ... with the convenience of a liquid ... protection. Its extra-strength CMC formula provides ... comfort. And with the PURITE® preservative, ...
Due to its thick formula, REFRESH CELLUVISC Lubricant Eye Drops is ideal for persistent dry eye conditions. REFRESH CELLUVISC provides lasting relief and protection for dry, scratchy eyes....
... solution is an anti-infective prescription ... may instruct you to use ... infection caused by bacteria. Bacterial ... the 2 types of eye ...
Medicine Products: