Most patients pleased with hip or knee replacement: First national data

One in 10, however, express dissatisfaction with pain or function, the Australian registry study shows

Patients having a primary total hip or knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis are mostly happy with the improvement to their health six months down the track, data show.

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Furthermore, patient expectations of how they would be after their surgery closely matched actual outcomes, suggesting orthopaedic surgeons had briefed them well about the prognosis.

The data provide the first national prospectively collected information on health and quality of life