A majority of anesthesiologists report using intraoperative neuroprotection for carotid endarterectomy, compared to a previous study that reported 22% of anesthesiologists used neuroprotection in 1995.
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become a popular and generally successful surgery with increasing importance as Baby Boomers enter their golden years expecting to remain active and pain-free. However, straightening the knee from a fully bent position creates a clunk or crackle for up to 18% of TKA patients.
Patients with unreasonable or uninformed expectations are often unprepared for the postoperative period and dissatisfied with their outcomes. As a result, healthcare professionals are dedicating more time to studying and managing patient expectations, including making sure all involved have a clear understanding of what to expect in terms of risks and benefits.