Pre-surgical predictors of TKR post surgical pain.

What is the role of sensitization in the development of post-surgical knee pain?

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is mostly characterized by loss of function, disability and pain. A total knee replacement (TKR) is the most common treatment for knee OA, however literature shows that 20% of the patients aren’t satisfied post-surgery. Various factors can account for this, such as structural or anatomical causes, but these can be resolved in surgical procedures and they are not the most common cause for post-surgical pain.


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