Formal Pre-Operative Education

  • End date
    Feb 5, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Washington University School of Medicine
Updated on 23 March 2022


The investigators want to determine if delivering formal preoperative education to patients helps the patients with post operative pain, function and overall satisfaction. Education would cover surgery, post operative activities of daily living, pain and edema management, duration of recovery and any expected therapy they might need. All participants will receive a pre and post operative questionnaire to determine level of understanding of anticipated needs and barriers due to surgery. Group one will receive formal education from an occupational therapist or physical therapist while Group two will receive only standard education in the MD clinic.

Condition Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery Patients
Treatment Formal pre-operative education
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04401891
SponsorWashington University School of Medicine
Last Modified on23 March 2022


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years or older
English as Primary language
scheduled to have orthopedic upper extremity surgery

Exclusion Criteria

less than 18 years
Conservative management or non operative management of orthopedic upper extremity surgery
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