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Human Studies

2020 Apr 10

J Arthroplasty

How Does Preoperative Central Sensitization Affect Quality of Life Following Total Knee Arthroplasty?


Koh I J, Kang B M, Kim M S, Choi K Y, Sohn S, In Y
J Arthroplasty. 2020 Apr 10.
PMID: 32362478.


Central sensitization (CS) has been recently identified as a significant risk factor for persistent pain and patient dissatisfaction following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, it remains unclear as to whether the preoperative CS persists after the elimination of a nociceptive pain source by TKA, or how CS affects the quality of life after TKA.