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The ROI of Preoperative Pain Neuroscience Education

Orthopedic surgery is one of the most common medical procedures in the United States, but one in three patients following lumbar surgery still experience significant pain and disability, and one in five patients following total knee arthroplasty.1-3

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, explains the many benefits of pre-operative pain neuroscience education pre-op programs in this featured white paper.

Download this white paper to learn how these programs can:

  • Improve the patient experience
  • Reduce healthcare costs for patients
  • Decrease resistance to future procedures

1 Oertel MF, Ryang YM, Korinth MC, Gilsbach JM, Rohde V. Long-term results of microsurgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis by unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression. Neurosurgery. 2006;59(6):1264-1269; discussion 1269-1270.

2 Deyo RA, Mirza SK. The case for restraint in spinal surgery: does quality management have a role to play? Eur Spine J. 2009;18 Suppl 3:331-337.

3 Hirschmann MT, Testa E, Amsler F, Friedrich NF. The unhappy total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patient: higher WOMAC and lower KSS in depressed patients prior and after TKA. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2013;21(10):2405-2411.

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Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Who is this white paper for?

This white paper is an ideal resource for:

  • All practitioners in leadership roles
  • Managers, administrators, and other healthcare leaders

These best practices can be applied in the following settings:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Private Practices

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