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2022 Dec 24

J Anesth

Persistent postoperative pain at 1 year after orthopedic surgery and its association with functional disability.



Orthopedic hip, knee, and spinal surgeries have a relatively high incidence of persistent postoperative pain, with the highest risk observed in Asian ethnicity. This study aimed to investigate the distribution of persistent pain at 1 year after surgery and its associated factors and effects on functional disability.