Orthopaedics Today Europe – Interview with the BOA President
The BOA President, Ian Winson, was interviewed by Orthopaedics Today Europe regarding rationing hip and knee replacement surgery in the UK.
“Evidence shows that if patients wait for their surgery once their symptoms get to the point where they would contemplate surgery following advice, then their general health will deteriorate and the benefit of the surgery to their quality of life will be less significant. Timely surgery means patients with moderately bad symptoms will achieve a score close to normal when monitor. Patients who have prolonged symptoms and severe symptoms will never achieve anything close to a normal score”.