Use of audio recordings (with suggestions and imagery for a better surgical outcome) studied
in orthopedic patients.
Pt undergoing orthopedic surgery are randomized into 3 groups. These interventionals will be
listening to CD recording just prior to and during orthopedic surgery. The 2nd group will be
listening to a recording before and during surgery without any positive suggestions. The 3rd
group will be receiving usual care. Prior to hospital discharge patients will fill out a
questionaire assessing their perception of their surgery and hospital stay. Pt. charts will
be reviewed for use of pain, sleep, anesthesia and nausea medication and for the number of
units of blood transfused. Pt. outcomes will be asssessed with this data.
- Patients scheduled for total hip replacement under reginal anethesia at Mayo Clinic
in Jacksonville, Fl.
- Willingness to sign consent.
- Age 18 or greater.