PT Inquest Episode 135: Predictors of Postop Pain: Psychosocial or Structural?

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Can psychosocial factors predict pain after rotator cuff surgery? Or could they be predictive of a poor outcome in general? Does this mean surgery shouldn’t be done in these cases? Also, does hunger have an effect on the quality of a PT Inquest episode?

A prospective evaluation of predictors of pain after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: psychosocial factors have a stronger association than structural factors.
Ravindra A, Barlow JD, Jones GL, Bishop JY.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Oct;27(10):1824-1829. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.06.019. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

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“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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