Bone surgery


We interviewed 33 people about their experiences of two common orthopaedic operations – a partial knee replacement and keyhole shoulder surgery (subacromial decompression shoulder surgery). 17 people talked about their experiences of partial knee replacement surgery and 16 about having keyhole shoulder surgery, from finding out that there was a problem through to recovery. Here we focus only on their views and experiences of information and healthcare. Everyone we interviewed had their operation at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, an NHS hospital in Oxford, and was interviewed 3-12 weeks after surgery. 

Publication date: August 2015
Last reviewed: August 2018.

Review date: August 2020



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