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The duration of postoperative analgesic use after total knee arthroplasty and nomogram for predicting prolonged analgesic use.


Total knee arthroplasty is currently a reliable treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis. However, chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is substantially thought to reduce patient satisfaction. NSAID-based oral analgesics were used to manage CPSP, but research on the duration of postoperative analgesic use (DAU) and prolonged analgesic use (PAU) are presently scarce.