Throughout the last 16 years, the methods used for patients who undergo surgery have drastically changed, as is the case with Total Hip Replacement surgery (THR). A recent revolution in patient care has been catalyzed by the age of technology, as patients are now able to learn a great deal of information about the surgery and various other components of the THR process such as preparation and recovery. Also, doctors have been developing advanced techniques and instrumentation to use with patients who undergo THR. The combination of these two ‘forces’ allowed for patients to have the opportunity to choose from a multitude of avenues of care. In this presentation, the changes that have occurred in fields of anesthesiology, pain management, operations and recoveries, and doctor-patient communication as they relate to THR surgery will be explored.
Paul Resignato, ’08 Pleasantville, NY
Major: Elementary Education
Sponsor: Barbara Christie-Pope