Neurocognitive deficits worsen outcomes for joint replacement surgery, finds study

In the study, patients were screened with cognitive assessments prior to undergoing a total joint arthroplasty, or replacement.

The findings suggested that people with poor assessment scores were less likely to to complete rehabilitation programs successfully and often require admission into the intensive care unit (ICU).

He went on to say: “These patients required more hospital resources and progressed more slowly with physical therapy after surgery. Therefore, it is critical that strategies are developed to screen these patients and protocols are put in place to allocate more support to them before and after surgery.”

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