Patients within orthopaedics can access psychological support which can be crucial in helping them to adjust to their circumstances and maintain their emotional wellbeing.
Undergoing orthopaedic surgery can be a challenging process.
Feelings of uncertainty, low mood and anxiety may occur before and/or after surgery.
Emotional distress can have an impact on the rehabilitation behaviours needed to maximise recovery after your surgery.
Whilst a degree of emotional distress is normal, some people may need extra support.
Clinical psychology can offer support to:
- not being able to engage with rehabilitation goals,
- feeling preoccupied with your condition and unable to stop worrying,
- becoming easily annoyed, angry or irritable,
- struggling to connect to others,
- losing confidence and avoiding certain situations, and
- problems with thinking and concentration.
The support provided will vary from person to person, depending on your individual needs.