The painful knee after total knee arthroplasty: evaluation and management

The painful knee after total knee arthroplasty: evaluation and management

Authors

  • Alberto Momoli
  • Stefano Giarretta
  • Martino Modena
  • Gian Mario Micheloni

Keywords:

knee, arthroplasty, painful, evaluation, management

Abstract

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the treatment of choice for end-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. The aging of population and the need to maintain high quality of life have increased the demand for TKA. Although considered a successful procedure, 15-30% of patients presenting persistent pain. The management of these patients requires a clinical, laboratory and radiological assessment in order to address the underlying aetiology. There are several causes of pain, divided in joint and non-joint related, which should be diagnosed and treated promptly. Patients with unexplained pain should be treated conservatively since a plausible reason has been identified.

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Published

07-06-2017

How to Cite

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Momoli A, Giarretta S, Modena M, Micheloni GM. The painful knee after total knee arthroplasty: evaluation and management. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];88(2 -S):60-7. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/6515