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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Pain Medicine News Reports on Fibromyalgia and TJR

In the January issue of Pain Medicine News, the article, “Total Hip or Knee Replacement Not Recommended for Some Patients with Fibromyalgia-Like Symptoms,” features research presented at the 2014 World Congress on Pain that focused on pain scores for 635 arthroplasty patients. The researchers found that higher fibromyalgia self-reported scores independently predicted patients having a less than 50% improvement on the WOMAC pain subscale, less than 50% improvement on the Brief Pain Inventory and poorer scores on the Patient Global Impression of Change. Full article.

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