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 […]
Opioids are commonly prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain. Rates of opioid prescribing for pain vary across settings and chronic pain location, with estimates of approximately 20% in a nationally representative survey in 2010  to 58% in a community-based health care system in 2012 . While opioids have evidence for pain reduction, they […]
[Image caption: New Yorker cartoon by Pia Guerra, June 29, 2018.] This cartoon is obviously about liberal angst being so intense that it causes health problems — black humour — but there’s another good interpretation for my readers… This cartoon could also easily be about the double-edged sword of patient empowerment. The doctor is simultaneously praising the […]
Chronic pain is a major public health concern with profound negative effects on the well-being of millions of Americans. More than 40%, an estimated 100 million U.S. citizens, experience chronic noncancer pain (CNP).15 The recently released National Pain Strategy estimated that 14% of the adult population in the United States had “high-impact” chronic pain defined […]
Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who have indicators of high vs low/no levels of neuropathic pain may be at elevated risk for chronic pain after total knee replacement surgery.
Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKR
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain