Patient compliance with clinical follow-up after total joint arthroplasty.

  title={Patient compliance with clinical follow-up after total joint arthroplasty.},
  author={John C F Clohisy and Ganesh V. Kamath and Gregory D Byrd and Karen Steger-May and Rick W. Wright},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={90 9},
BACKGROUND Periodic clinical and radiographic evaluation is commonly recommended by orthopaedic surgeons to monitor patients following total joint arthroplasty, yet the compliance with and efficacy of patient follow-up protocols have not been well defined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient compliance with early clinical follow-up after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of clinical follow-up compliance for 776… CONTINUE READING
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