Evaluation of Psychosocial Factors Influencing Recovery from Orthopaedic Trauma
Patient Guideline Summary
Publication Date: October 21, 2021
This patient summary means to discuss key recommendations from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for Psychosocial Factors Influencing Recovery From Orthopaedic Trauma. It is limited to adults 18 years of age and older and should not be used as a reference for children.
- “Psychosocial factors” refers to lifestyle, habits, social setting, attitudes, mood, and mental disorders.
- This patient summary is limited to identifying non-medical factors that affect recovery from major trauma.
- It is recommended that clinicians evaluate the following factors because they are associated with increased biopsychosocial limitations after adult orthopaedic trauma:
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Premorbid psychiatric conditions
- Lower education level
- Less social support
- Resilience issues (limited self-efficacy and less effective coping strategies)
- AAOS: American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons
Keizer BM, Wegener ST. AAOS/Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium Clinical Practice Guideline Summary for Evaluation of Psychosocial Factors Influencing Recovery From Orthopaedic Trauma. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-21-00777. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34714783.
The information in this patient summary should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Contact a health care provider if you have questions about your health.