Addressing Patients' Expectations of Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Randomized Trial
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Behavioral: Educational program to address patients' expectations
The first goal of this study is to develop an educational intervention to address patients' expectations of long-term outcomes of total knee arthroplasty. The intervention will be structured according to the expectations listed in the Hospital for Special Surgery Total Knee Replacement Expectations Survey. The second goal is to test the intervention in a randomized trial. An additional goal is to compare patients' self-reported knee symptoms with radiographic findings.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
40 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients will be eligible for this study if they are 40 years of age or older and are scheduled for primary total knee arthroplasty at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Patients will be excluded from this study for the following reasons: if they are not fluent in English; if they are not going to attend the preoperative knee replacement class; if they are unable to complete the surveys; if they refuse to participate.