• Pain phenotypes can help predict persistent knee pain in OA

    19 days ago - By Healio

    Researchers have identified four pain susceptibility phenotypes among patients with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis, according to findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
    One of the phenotypes, containing the highest proportion of people with pressure pain sensitivity, is associated with developing persistent knee pain within 2 years. Female sex, non-Caucasian race and age 65 years or older are significant predictors for being part of this phenotype, which demonstrates the highest sensitivity to pain.
    “Knee osteoarthritis is very common, affecting 302 million adults
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