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Predominance of synovial sensory nerve fibers in arthrofibrosis following total knee arthroplasty compared to osteoarthritis of the knee

Koeck, Franz Xaver ; Schmitt, Miriam ; Baier, Clemens ; Stangl, Hubert ; Beckmann, Johannes ; Grifka, Joachim ; Straub, Rainer H.


Background: So far, there exists no golden standard for the treatment of arthrofibrosis (AF) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although pain is a hallmark of AF, nociceptive nerve fibers have never been investigated in affected joint tissue. Methods: A total of 24 patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee (n = 12) and post-TKA AF of the knee (n = 12) were included. Along evaluation of ...


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