PT Inquest Episode 79: Predicting Pain After Shoulder Surgery

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Some patients complain of severe pain after rotator cuff repair way more than others. Is this something that can be predicted? Does the extent of the injury have any correlation to postoperative pain? What about specifics of the surgery? Or is it something else? Find out all that and more by listening to “The Gold Episode”!

Evaluation of Factors Affecting Acute Postoperative Pain Levels After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair.
Cuff DJ, O’Brien KC, Pupello DR, Santoni BG.
Arthroscopy. 2016 Feb 16. pii: S0749-8063(15)01000-2. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.12.021. [Epub ahead of print]

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Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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Photo credit: “Shoulder incisions” by Jody McIntyre via Flickr.

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