2 very popular surgeries that are often highly successful are total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR).
However, “Persistent postsurgical pain is a prevalent but underacknowledged condition.”
Postoperative persistent pain 3 to 4 years after total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR) is more common than realized –
“44% of TKR patients and 27% of THR patients reported experiencing persistent postsurgical pain of any severity, with 15% of TKR patients and 6% of THR patients reporting severe-extreme persistent pain.”
In another study of TKR 14% of patients had a “poor” outcome. These poor outcomes were correlated with
“preoperative expectations of pain and limitations, coping strategies, and a lower baseline physical health status”
Persistent pain after joint replacement: Prevalence, sensory qualities, and postoperative determinants
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