Journal article

Misconceived expectations: Patient reflections on the total knee replacement journey

Samantha Bunzli, Penny O'Brien, Nardia Klem, Ian Incoll, Jasvinder Singh, Myles Davaris, Peter Choong, Michelle Dowsey

Musculoskeletal Care | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Fifty per cent of patients consent for total knee replacement (TKR) with unrealistic expectations about what it involves and can achieve. A framework is needed to help surgeons identify key knowledge gaps and misconceptions that can be targeted during the informed consent process. In this qualitative study, we explored knowledge gaps and misconceptions by asking patients to reflect on their expectations along the TKR journey. METHODS: Eligible adults were ≥18 years, 12-month post-TKR and had completed a validated expectations questionnaire pre-TKR as part of a joint replacement registry. To capture a variety of perspectives, people with a range of pre-TKR expectation scores wer..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Joint Replacement Surgery


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the patients who participated in this study. This work was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Joint Replacement Surgery (APP1116325). The funders had no role in the conduct of this study. Associate Professor Michelle Dowsey is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1122526). Professor Peter Choong is supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (APP1154203).