George Leads Study Identifying which Patients are at Risk for Continued Pain after Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Steven GeorgeThe findings of a study led by  Steven George, PhD, PT, associate professor and director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and Brooks Rehabilitation research collaboration at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, could help researchers develop better ways to help patients manage pain.

The study concludes that when it comes to determining which patients will have long-lasting pain after orthopedic shoulder surgery, cognitive coping style and genetic predisposition to pain sensitivity may actually be bigger factors than the size or intensity of the operation.

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