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Preoperative Cognitive Therapy for Improving Health Outcomes After TKA in High-risk Catastrophizing Subjects
The investigators propose a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of treatment intended to reduce pain catastrophizing among patients reporting high pain catastrophizing prior to total knee replacement(TKR), total hip replacement(THR), or shoulder surgery in an effort to thereby reduce the incidence of persistent post-surgical pain (PPP) and enhance physical function at 3-months post-surgery. Preemptive treatment aimed at a known predictor of PPP following total knee replacement is highly innovative and have potentially high impact for public health. Cognitive therapy is a well-tolerated modality among chronic pain patients with few if any side effects. Cognitive therapy (CT) represents an inexpensive method that could greatly reduce suffering and costly post-surgical pain management for high risk TKR patients.Start: January 2013