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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Prevention of Chronic Post-surgical Pain and Opioid Use in At-Risk Veterans: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study

Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) is a common and debilitating problem that occurs in 5-85% of patients following a variety of surgeries.22 Orthopedic surgeries are consistently associated with high postoperative pain, with the prevalence of chronic pain at 3–24 months to be 20% or more after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) and 8% or more after Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA).2,4,43,33,11 Disabling pain has a dramatic impact on functioning, quality of life, mood, sleep, cognitive functions and social life.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Prevention of Chronic Post-surgical Pain and Opioid Use in At-Risk Veterans: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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