The final straw: a qualitative study to explore patient decisions to undergo total hip arthroplasty

@article{Dosanjh2008TheFS,
  title={The final straw: a qualitative study to explore patient decisions to undergo total hip arthroplasty},
  author={Sonia Dosanjh and Joel M. Matta and Mohit Bhandari},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={129},
  pages={719-727}
}
Research focusing on the complex factors leading to patients decisions to replace their arthritic hip has been limited in favor of quantitative studies focusing on surgery outcomes. The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to further explore patients experiences and their decision-making processes to undergo total hip arthroplasty and (2) to examine the factors that influenced patients decisions about the type of surgical procedure (approach, implants). In 2005, 18 patients who were either… CONTINUE READING
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