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Dr. Mona Sawhney awarded a Women's Giving Circle Health Sciences grant

Published Wed Apr 26th 2017

Dr. Mona Sawhney was awarded the funds for the project 'Does Pain Predict Recovery and Healthcare Use Following Short stay Total Joint Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis'. Mona Sawhney will be working with Drs. Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof, Mark Harrison, Melanie Jaeger and Susan Vasilly on the project.

Arthritis affects one in five Canadians, making it the 3rd most common chronic health condition. People suffering from arthritis experience joint pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased function. One of the ways to reduce joint pain and improve functioning for patients with osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) of the hip and knee is through total joint replacement  surgery. In the past 10 years, length of stay after total joint replacement surgery has become shorter and shorter. Dr. Sawhney and team will examine the relationship between pain and health care utilization for the first six weeks following short stay total joint replacement surgery for the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis.