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2021 Dec 10

Anesth Analg

Chronic Pain Following Fracture-Related Surgery: Posttraumatic Rather Than Postsurgical Origin Promotes Chronification-A Prospective Observational Study With 1-Year Follow-up.


Aulenkamp JL, Malewicz NM, Brauckhoff JD, Zahn PK, Ebel M, Schnitzler R, Clever J, Geßmann J, Bauer M, Meyer-Frießem CH
Anesth Analg. 2021 Dec 10.
PMID: 34889805.


Chronic posttraumatic/postsurgical pain (CPSP) is common after traumatic or surgical damage. Exposure to both trauma and surgery, with the potential for repeated bone and nerve damage, may increase the risk of CPSP after fracture-related surgery. But the (long-term) incidences of CPSP and neuropathic CPSP and the ensuing burdens are unknown. Therefore, the patients were prospectively assessed within 1 year, and the patient-specific characteristics were explored.