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Open Access Medical and sociological issues of rehabilitation of patients after hip and knee joints replacement

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The aim: research of medical and social issues of rehabilitation after hip and knee joints replacement. Material and Methods. Sociological study of 1175 patients who have undergone in 2015-2016 total hip and knee joints replacement was conducted. Results. Within the scope of medical surveillance after the surgery 69.8% of patients made regular visits to orthopedic specialists after joint replacement, but only 9.4% of surveyed patients confirm the practice of active monitoring of rehabilitation on the part of health services. There had been determined a high level of declared patients satisfaction (more than 80%) with weak health managers activities argue considerable informational gap between the key parties of rehabilitation. Conclusion. Provided study has designated problem areas of patient and health system communication in rehabilitation after hip and knee joints replacement.

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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Saratov State Medical University

Publication date: January 1, 2017

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