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Psychology orthopaedics

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:

  • Talk through any problems and help you to better understand your emotional reactions and support you in making decisions about your treatment and rehabilitation goals.
  • Work with you to help you manage your worries and fears about your future including upcoming procedures and prognosis.
  • Help you cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression, such as:

          - 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.

  • Work with other members of the orthopaedic team to help to support you.

The support provided will vary from person to person, depending on your individual needs. ‚Äč