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

Title

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

Creator

Cremeans-Smith Julie K; Boarts Jessica M; Greene Kenneth; Delahanty Douglas L

Publisher

Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Date

2009
2009-06

Description

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 contrast, patients who describe goals of regaining mobility or a specific activity as their reason for undergoing surgery achieve a greater range of motion during early post-operative physical therapy. Individuals who express avoidance goals for undergoing total knee arthroplasty report more severe post-operative pain at 1 and 3 months following surgery compared to patients who express approach goals. Interventions targeted towards patients reporting pre-operative pain or avoidance goals may decrease subsequent post-operative pain and increase mobility. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Subject

PATIENTS; TOTAL knee replacement; HEALTH outcome assessment; KNEE surgery; POSTOPERATIVE pain; RANGE of motion of joints

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

223–233

Issue

3

Volume

32

Citation

Cremeans-Smith Julie K; Boarts Jessica M; Greene Kenneth; Delahanty Douglas L, “Patients’ reasons for electing to undergo total knee arthroplasty impact post-operative pain severity and range of motion.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 9, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5747.

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