Communication is key to ease worry about orthopaedic surgery

Study finds that older patients’ concerns often go unspoken and unaddressed

When discussing surgery with their orthopaedic surgeons, older patients frequently do not raise all of their concerns about proposed procedures. A study published in the July 2008 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found that patients age 60 or older have many concerns and questions that they do not mention to their orthopaedic surgeons, which, in turn, can become a barrier to obtaining optimal care.

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