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2021 Jun 24

J Consult Clin Psychol

To be mindful of the breath or pain: Comparing two brief preoperative mindfulness techniques for total joint arthroplasty patients.


Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) often reduces pain and improves function, but it is also a risk factor for the development of chronic pain and postoperative opioid use. To protect against these untoward postsurgical outcomes, TJA patients need better, non-pharmacological pain management strategies. This study compared two, promising, mindfulness-based pain management techniques.