Waiting times for Hip and Knee replacements

Waiting times for Hip and Knee replacements

Waiting times for Hip and Knee replacements is set to rise. It has been hard to escape the news of the rising waiting times for, among other things,  Hip and Knee replacement surgery. Patients waiting for these types of operation as often at risk of complete isolation and or loss of independence without receiving a new joint. By making them wait longer they will may be more reliant on other healthcare agencies for longer and may completely lose their independence. What does this mean for the patients and what are the longer term effects of making people in need of these operations wait even longer to get them?

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