CHICAGO — Pain for patients after total knee arthroplasty can be predicted by pain during preoperative range of motion tests, but also with psychological symptoms, such as depression, anxiety and catastrophizing, according to a presenter, here.
“Our study corroborates the findings of others concerning correlations between postoperative pain following [total knee arthroplasty] TKA and depression, anxiety and catastrophizing,” John J. Callaghan, MD, from the University of Iowa, stated in his presentation at the Knee Society Specialty Day Meeting.
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