Pain in the contralateral knee prior to knee arthroplasty was significantly related to the level of pain experienced after the surgery, according to data from the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study.
“Preoperative pain in the contralateral knee is strongly associated with self-reported post-arthroplasty functional outcome and may therefore be a useful indicator of prognosis or a potential target of perioperative intervention,” Jasvinder A. Singh, MBBS, MPH, and colleagues wrote in the study abstract.
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