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Hypnosis for Symptom Management in Elective Orthopedic Surgery

The purpose of the study is to determine if teaching self-hypnosis techniques to patients prior to knee replacement surgery will decrease their pain medication requirements, pain medication side-effects, length of stay in the hospital, readmission rates, pain, anxiety, physical function, satisfaction scores, and cost of admission.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Hypnosis




Inclusion Criteria:

   - At least 18 years old.

   - scheduled for a primary, unilateral, total knee replacement surgery within the study

   - able to commit to a single study clinic visit at least one week prior to their
   scheduled surgery and use of phone recordings

   - able to read and understand English

   - Score at least 25 on mini-mental state exam

Exclusion Criteria:

   - severe psychiatric or structural brain disease (ie. psychosis, stroke with functional
   impairment, dementia)

   - current use of hypnosis/self-hypnosis

   - enrolled in other clinical trials related to pain management or length of stay

   - hearing impairment that would impede ability to listen to a phone recording

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Jessie Kittle, MD