NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has been developing a new patient decision aid for total knee replacements over the last year. The decision aid provides information on:
- When it would be of benefit to have a total knee replacement;
- Steps to take prior to knee replacement surgery;
- Exploration of some possible preconceptions about knee replacement surgery;
- What to expect at the time of and after a knee replacement.
This service is provided for patients for whom knee replacement is being considered as a possible option, either now or at some time in the future. The decision aid consists of a video in which a consultant surgeon will show you what the operation involves and a series of questions to enable you to make a decision as to whether total knee replacement surgery is the best option for you.
Register online at http://dorset.medicaldecisions.co.uk with your email address to view the video. Allow about 40 minutes. You may like to watch the videos and complete the questions with a friend or relative.