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Human Studies

2022 Jan 12

Physiother Theory Pract

Pain pressure threshold algometry in knee osteoarthritis: intra- and inter-rater reliability.


Stausholm M B, Bjordal J M, Moe-Nilssen R, Naterstad I F
Physiother Theory Pract. 2022 Jan 12:1-8.
PMID: 35019810.


Synovitis and effusion can cause pain sensitization in persons with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Pain Pressure Threshold (PPT) algometry is a means to quantify somatosensory abnormalities, including inflammatory-mediated pressure hyperalgesia. We investigated the reliability of PPT algometry with three raters.