Knee and Hip Replacements: Tips and Tools to Optimize Your Referrals

Noting the prevalence of osteoarthritis and a general lack of consistency in which patients are referred, orthopedic surgeon Claudio Diaz Ledezma, MD, lays out efficient evaluation strategies for primary care providers. He explains which imaging techniques have most value; how to determine whether conservative treatments have failed; and ways to assess whether patients are good candidates for surgery, providing evidence-supported tools to use in everyday practice. He also supplies answers to patients’ common questions, such as whether physical therapy before joint replacement brings a better outcome.


April 22, 2024

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UCSF MedConnection

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