Do Patient Race and Sex Change Surgeon Recommendations for TKA?
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
After orthopaedic surgeons viewed video scenarios of patients with end-stage knee osteoarthritis, patient race and sex were not associated with a different likelihood of a surgical recommendation. Our findings support the notion that patient race and sex may be less influential on decision making when there are strong clinical data to support a decision. Physician bias may have a greater effect on decision making in situations where the indications for surgery are less clear.