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Negative knee OA beliefs drive patients towards surgery

Patients with endstage knee osteoarthritis universally describe their condition as “bone on bone” and are pessimistic about the future, a study shows. They believe their condition could only deteriorate over time and that surgery or even experimental treatments were their only hope. According to a qualitative study of 27 patients on a wait list for ...

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