When is a joint replacement appropriate? with Prof Gillian Hawker
Although joint replacement surgery is an effective treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis, they are not appropriate for everyone. Factors such as age, overall health and the severity of osteoarthritis must be considered when making decisions about joint replacement surgery. By selecting appropriate patients for joint replacement surgery, we can ensure that the procedure remains a safe and effective option for improving the quality of life for those living with osteoarthritis.
On this week’s podcast, Prof Gillian Hawker joins us to discuss this important topic.
Gillian Hawker is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, at the University of Toronto. She is active staff in Rheumatology at Women’s College Hospital, where she is a clinician-scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute. She is a senior scientist at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and adjunct senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. In July 2014, she was appointed the Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T).
- Instruments to assess appropriateness of hip and knee arthroplasty: a systematic review
- The crux of the issue: assessment of patient appropriateness for joint replacement requires a conversation with the patient
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