Osteoporosis and Bone Disorders
When explaining the procedural benefits and risks to patients considering total knee replacement, supplementing statistical information with visual aids was associated with stronger preferences for the procedure, according to recent findings published in Arthritis Care & Research.
Principal investigator Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH, of the Yale School of Medicine, along with W. Benjamin Nowell, PhD, director of Patient-Centered Research at CreakyJoints, and colleagues, suggested that although most patients who undergo the procedure report high satisfaction afterwards, prior to surgery patients have frequently underestimated the potential benefit while overestimating potential risks of total knee replacement (TKR).
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Radius Health, Inc.
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