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Chronic pain following revision of total knee arthroplasty: evidence for widespread sensitization

The Pain in Motion website has highlighted repeatedly the importance of altered central nervous system pain processing in patients with osteoarthritis (please refer to http://www.paininmotion.be/EN/news-unilateral-osteo.html and http://www.paininmotion.be/EN/news-osteoarthritis.html).
New compelling data from the famous Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction at Aalborg University in Denmark point towards widespread sensitization in those patients who had undergone revision of their total knee arthroplasty and experience chronic pain (Skou et al. Pain 2013;154(9):1588-94).
The authors feel that this is important when considering revision arthroplasty in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. We cannot agree more.

Further reading: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23707268

Jo Nijs