Osteoarthritis (OA) patient¿s classification is of paramount importance to define effective treatment approach. Phenotype definition should include the presence of already known risk factors on OA onset and progression, such as sex, age and BMI. Nowadays only symptomatology treatment is available and when it fails, the therapeutic alternative is to undergo total knee replacement (TKR). Pain sensitization prevalence have been described to be higher in knee OA patients than in control population. Furthermore, it has been suggested that it may be associated with knee OA symptom severity If so, pain sensitization would help to perform a better definition of knee OA patient¿s phenotype, improving their classification. On the other hand, pain sensitization could be behind the lack of efficacy of TKR surgery, in terms of pain and function, in some patients. The purpose of this work is to explore if patients suffering from central sensitization present a higher risk to undergo TKR than not sensitized ones To read this article in full you will need to
Tio L, Castro-Domínguez F, Polino L, Ojeda F, Tassani S, Torres-Claramunt R, Martínez-Díaz S, González Ballester MA, Noailly J, Monllau JC, Monfort J. Central sensitization does not play a role in total knee replacement decision in osteoarthitic patients. In: AA. VV.. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 1 ed. 2021. p. 233-235.