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Assessment of postoperative health functioning after knee arthroplasty in relation to pain catastrophizing: a 6-month follow-up cohort study.


Terradas-Monllor M, Ochandorena-Acha M, Salinas-Chesa J, Ramírez S, Beltran-Alacreu H
PeerJ. 2020; 8:e9903.
PMID: 32974103.


Knee arthroplasty (KA) is a typically successful surgical procedure commonly performed to alleviate painin participants with end-stage knee osteoarthritis. Despite its beneficial effects, a significant proportion of individuals with KA continue experiencing persistent pain and functional limitations. The purpose of this study was to assess the postoperative outcomes after KA in relation to postoperative pain catastrophizing.