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Human Studies

2022 Aug 04

Phys Ther

Psychosocial Predictors of Chronic Pain 12 Months after Surgical Fixation for Lower Extremity Fracture: a Prospective Study.


Van Wyngaarden JJ, Archer KR, Pennings JS, Matuszewski PE, Noehren B
Phys Ther. 2022 Aug 04.
PMID: 35926071.


Pain is a common outcome after lower extremity fracture requiring surgical fixation (LEF). Although psychosocial characteristics have meaningful associations with adverse outcomes, no studies have evaluated how psychosocial characteristics throughout recovery are associated with pain outcomes. The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether psychosocial characteristics are early risk factors for pain outcomes in patients following LEF who have no history of chronic pain.