Despite previous research indicating mental health can impact other diseases, a study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery suggests that the presence of a psychiatric diagnosis does not impact outcomes for patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). 

Researchers prospectively collected data, including mental health diagnoses, from 280 patients undergoing TSA or reverse TSA between 2009 and 2015 at a single academic institution, of whom 105 (37.5 percent) had depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder. Patients with and without mental health diagnoses had similar shoulder range of motion, pain, and function before shoulder arthroplasty, as well as similar hospital length of stay, discharge destination, and readmissions. Read the abstract...

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