In the world of elective orthopedic surgeries, the stakes are just as high. Studies have shown that up to 20% of patients are not satisfied with the outcome following total knee replacement, and that satisfaction was highly correlated with patient expectations.
Date/Time: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Speakers: Sandy Nettrour, Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Service Line Coordinator for Butler Health System
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe.
The effectiveness of preoperative education and instructions is vital to the overall quality of care. Higher levels of preparedness have proven to have a positive effect on patient outcomes and level of satisfaction.
The average hip or knee replacement surgery in the United States requires a three-day stay in the hospital. This is largely because many hospitals are reimbursed for every day a patient is in a bed, and it’s easier for the care team to monitor the healing process if all of their patients are in one unit. The system was created by and optimized for surgeons and hospitals to provide safe care with good outcomes. But what about our patients?
Ken Monaco tore the meniscus in his left knee playing basketball a decade ago. It never healed quite right, so the retired U.S. Department of Labor criminal investigator decided a few months ago it was time for a total knee replacement.
Ira H. Kirschenbaum, MD, chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, New York, has performed over 3500 total knee replacements. When Dr Kirschenbaum needed a new knee himself, he kept a diary from a perspective he had taken for granted that he understood: that of his patients.