Anyone Who Survived Last Year Must Have Some Level of Resiliency
Updated: Sep 1, 2021
Resilience, defined as the ability to bounce back from stress, has been suggested as a predictor of surgical outcomes. This has been supported by preoperative depression being linked with a higher risk of readmission following total joint arthroplasty.
Where does this fit with foot and ankle?
Using tools like the brief resiliency test, we can identify patients who would benefit from preoperative interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. A shout out to Dr. Anand Vora who applies this to the world of foot and ankle.