Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.
T. J. Rajamäki, A. Hietaharju, E. Jämsen, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland T. J. Rajamäki, T. Moilanen, E. Jämsen, Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement, Tampere, Finland P. A. Puolakka, Department of Anaesthesia, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland A. Hietaharju, Department of Neurology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland.
Background: Mental health disorders can occur in patients with pain conditions, and there have been reports of an increased risk of persistent pain after THA and TKA among patients who have psychological distress. Persistent pain may result in the prolonged consumption of opioids and other analgesics, which may expose patients to adverse drug events and narcotic habituation or addiction. However, the degree to which preoperative use of antidepressants or benzodiazepines is associated with prolonged analgesic use after surgery is not well quantified. Read More