A systematic review of psychological interventions in total hip and knee arthroplasty

@inproceedings{Bay2018ASR,
  title={A systematic review of psychological interventions in total hip and knee arthroplasty},
  author={Samantha Bay and Lukas Kuster and Neil J. McLean and Michelle Byrnes and Markus Stefan Kuster},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND The current practice in elective orthopaedics does not routinely include psychological interventions despite evidence that psychological factors such as personality, anxiety, depression and negative thinking styles can influence outcomes and recovery from surgery. The objective of this paper was to review the effectiveness of psychological interventions used in conjunction with total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA), in improving patient reported joint outcomes. METHODS An… CONTINUE READING