Can therapy dogs improve pain and satisfaction after total joint arthroplasty? A randomized controlled trial

Source:  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2014, September 9 [epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication:  September 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Investigates whether therapy dogs have an effect on patients’ perception of pain after total joint arthroplasty and whether they have an effect on patients’ satisfaction with their hospital stay.

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Acknowledgement:  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

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