Knee replacement no panacea for better sexual activity

Many patients are disappointed when sexual activity doesn't improve, but fail to ask doctors about it: Dutch study

Many patients having knee replacements have hidden hopes that their sexual activity will improve post-op, but don't ask doctors about it, a new study finds.

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A year after surgery, about 40% of patients say their expectations of sexual activity were not met, researchers report in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

"Patients generally have high expectations towards the results of a prosthesis and expect to remain active despite their age, which also includes sexual activity," said lead author Dr Rita Harmsen, of Leiden

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