What is “mindfulness” exactly? And how does it help patients about to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery? Jeremy M. Gilliland, MD answers these questions and provides insight into his study of preoperative behavioral pain management strategies in total joint arthroplasty. Topics include:

  1. Defining mindfulness
  2. Other interventions: hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapies
  3. Simple methods – provide mindfulness exercise during preoperative education class
  4. Patients showed early improvement after surgery

Read the abstract.

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