Priority 9 from the Revision Knee Replacement PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What causes knee stiffness following knee replacement? How can it be avoided and how is it best treated? (JLA PSP Priority 9)
|JLA question ID
|Stiffness can cause significant distress and difficulty for patients following knee replacement, so we need to better understand the causes and what can be done to avoid this issue. In those in whom in is not avoidable, how can we best deal with the problem.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|How to best treat persistent stiffness following knee arthroplasty. ~ following MUA for post op pain and stiffness at what point do we advise no further surgery will help ? ~ I have stiffness and am having an MUA for stiffness - will this work? Will it come back after? ~ Why do some patients have pain or stiffness?
|See data spreadsheet on JLA website
|PSP unique ID
|Revision Knee Replacement
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|32 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|21 May 2019