Patients’ reasons for electing to undergo total knee arthroplasty impact post-operative pain severity and range of motion

@article{CremeansSmith2008PatientsRF,
  title={Patients’ reasons for electing to undergo total knee arthroplasty impact post-operative pain severity and range of motion},
  author={Julie K. Cremeans-Smith and Jessica M. Boarts and Kenneth V. Greene and Douglas L Delahanty},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={223-233}
}
The present study examines the reasons cited by 103 patients for their electing to undergo total knee arthroplastic surgery and the relationship between these reasons and their post-operative pain and range of motion. Results suggest that individuals who describe different reasons for undergoing surgery vary in their post-operative recovery. Specifically, patients who cite pain as the reason they are undergoing surgery report greater levels of pain during the early post-operative period. In… CONTINUE READING

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