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2019 Sep 06

BMJ Open



Are perioperative interventions effective in preventing chronic pain after primary total knee replacement? A systematic review.


Beswick A D, Dennis J, Gooberman-Hill R, Blom A W, Wylde V
BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 06; 9(9):e028093.
PMID: 31494601.


For many people with advanced osteoarthritis, total knee replacement (TKR) is an effective treatment for relieving pain and improving function. Features of perioperative care may be associated with the adverse event of chronic pain 6 months or longer after surgery; effects may be direct, for example, through nerve damage or surgical complications, or indirect through adverse events. This systematic review aims to evaluate whether non-surgical perioperative interventions prevent long-term pain after TKR.