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2022 Sep 02

Syst Rev



Content and delivery of pre-operative interventions for patients undergoing total knee replacement: a rapid review.


Anderson AM, Drew BT, Antcliff D, Redmond AC, Comer C, Smith TO, McHugh GA
Syst Rev. 2022 Sep 02; 11(1):184.
PMID: 36050795.


Total knee replacement (TKR) is a common operation typically performed for end-stage knee osteoarthritis. Patients awaiting TKR often have poor health-related quality of life. Approximately 20% of patients experience persistent pain post-TKR. Pre-operative TKR interventions could improve pre- and post-operative outcomes, but future research is required to inform their design. This review aimed to identify and synthesize recent literature on the content and delivery of pre-operative TKR interventions to help guide future research and clinical practice.