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Utilization of Video as Preoperative Education for Meniscectomy Surgery Patients

Ongoing Studies

Rutgers IRB: PRO2023000045

Primary Investigator: Dr. Charles J. Gatt, Jr, MD

TITLE OF STUDY: Utilization of Video as Preoperative Education for Meniscectomy Surgery Patients

Purpose/Specific Aims:

The purpose of the proposed study is to compare the effectiveness of video instructions versus a
patient handout as method for patient comprehension and opioid usage for meniscectomy
patients.

View the Meniscectomy Video Education Brochure

Objectives:

The primary objective is to compare the effectiveness of video instructions versus a patient
handout as method for patient comprehension of concept areas such as how to care for the
incision, how to safely manage pain with and without opioids, the side effects of opioids. The
secondary objective is to evaluate whether the utilization of video instructions versus a patient
handout will lead to lower post-operative use of opioid medications.

Hypotheses / Research Question(s):

The use of video for pre-operative education for meniscectomy surgery will improve patient
comprehension of operative instructions compared to paper handout. Secondarily, the use of
video will help to minimize opioid usage post-operatively.

Trial Protocol

Consent Form

Pre and Post-Operative Instructions: