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Human Studies

2019 Mar

Reg Anesth Pain Med



Acute postoperative pain is an independent predictor of chronic postsurgical pain following total knee arthroplasty at 6 months: a prospective cohort study.


Buvanendran A, Della Valle CJ, Kroin JS, Shah M, Moric M, Tuman KJ, McCarthy RJ
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Mar; 44(3).
PMID: 30770420.


Approximately 15% of patients report persistent knee pain despite surgical success following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to determine the association of acute-postsurgical pain (APSP) with chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) 6 months after TKA controlling for patient, surgical and psychological confounding factors.