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Papers: 30 Nov 2019 - 6 Dec 2019

Human Studies

2019 Jul

ACR Open Rheumatol



Longitudinal Trajectories of Pain and Function Improvement Following Total Knee Replacement.


Yang HY, Losina E, Lange JK, Katz JN, Collins JE
ACR Open Rheumatol. 2019 Jul; 1(5):308-317.
PMID: 31777807.


Up to 30% of patients experience persistent pain and functional limitations following total knee replacement (TKR). Rapid symptom relief in the early postoperative period may be linked to longer-term outcome improvements. We sought to identify early improvement trajectories and to identify risk factors for suboptimal outcomes.