Discordance in TKA expectations between patients and surgeons.

  title={Discordance in TKA expectations between patients and surgeons.},
  author={Hassan M K Ghomrawi and Carol A. Mancuso and Geoffrey H. Westrich and Robert G. Marx and Alvin I. Mushlin},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={471 1},
BACKGROUND Aligning patient and surgeon expectations preoperatively may lead to better postoperative medical and rehabilitation compliance and therefore improve outcomes and increase satisfaction. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We (1) determined the rate of discordantly high patient expectations compared with those of their surgeon in patients undergoing TKA; and (2) evaluated the impact of the preoperative educational class, patient characteristics, and functional status on the likelihood of having… CONTINUE READING