Dr. Christensen explains if patients will be neglected due to the joint replacement surgeon shortage.
I think that there’s going to be some patients that are going to have to work harder to get care. I think that hospitals and physicians will have to continue to make efforts at improving efficiency and streamlining care and with the effort to be able to treat more patients, but also be economically sensitive to how expensive these patients are to treat.
About Dr. Christensen, M.D.:
Dr. Christian Christensen, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is orthopedic surgeon at Lexington Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. He specializes in complex revision and primary hip and knee replacements, minimally invasive joint replacements, joint replacement alternatives, and accelerated rehabilitation following joint replacement.