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2024 Jun 08

Eur J Pain


Prognostic value of preoperative mechanical hyperalgesia and neuropathic pain qualities for postoperative pain after total knee replacement.


Vigotsky AD, Cong O, Pinto CB, Barroso J, Perez J, Petersen KK, Arendt-Nielsen L, Hardt KD, Manning D, Apkarian AV, Branco P


Total knee replacement (TKR) is the gold standard treatment for end-stage chronic osteoarthritis pain, yet many patients report chronic postoperative pain after TKR. The search for preoperative predictors for chronic postoperative pain following TKR has been studied with inconsistent findings.