The painful knee after total knee arthroplasty: evaluation and management

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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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