Pain after knee replacement predicted by the presence of other conditions

Lynda Williams writing in Medwire reported, “Research may help physicians give patients who are undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) a realistic expectation of surgery outcome based on their overall physical and mental health,” according to a study published in Rheumatology. knee-joint-replacement-surgery

Investigators found that “the likelihood of pain 2-5 years after primary or revision TKA was significantly influenced by a wide range of co-morbidities including heart disease and depression.”

it’s clear that a patient’s state of mind has a tremendous influence over the outcome of any disease or surgery.

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