Managing Knee-Arthritis Pain Before and After Surgery



Time:12:30 PM EST

Duration:60 minutes


The pain of knee osteoarthritis (OA) can range from mildly annoying to utterly debilitating, and the range of available pain-relieving treatments also varies widely. Early on, many patients get sufficient pain relief with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but as the condition progresses, many (an estimated 3.5 million in the US by 2030) opt for knee replacement. Although knee replacement shows remarkable long-term results, immediate postsurgical pain management is a crucial consideration for orthopaedists and patients.

This complimentary webinar, focused on relieving pain before and after surgery for knee OA, is hosted by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) and PAIN, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Authors of two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating these topics, one published in each journal, will summarize and discuss their findings.

  • Sachiyuki Tsukada, MD, coauthor of a Level I RCT in JBJS, will compare pain relief and side effects from intraoperative periarticular injections versus postoperative epidural analgesia during the 72 hours after unilateral knee replacement.
  •  PAIN author Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dr.Med.Sci, will delve into findings from an RCT examining biomarker and clinical outcomes associated with the COX-2 inhibitor etoricoxib in patients with knee OA.

Moderated by JBJS Associate Editor Nitin Jain, MD, the webinar will include an additional perspective from musculoskeletal pain-management expert Michael Taunton, MD. The last 15 minutes will be devoted to a live Q&A session, during which the audience can ask questions of all three panelists.

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Nitin B. Jain, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics
Director of PM&R Research and Co-Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research
Vanderbilt University

Dr. Jain is Associate Professor for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a JBJS Associate Editor. He completed his residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School and earned an MS in public health (MSPH) from UNC - Chapel Hill.

Dr. Jain’s clinical practice focuses on disorders of the shoulder and knee and sports-related injuries. He has special expertise in treating rotator cuff tears, tendon disorders, meniscal tears, and non-operative treatment of arthritis.

Dr. Jain’s research interests include epidemiology and outcomes of musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic procedures. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Sachiyuki Tsukada MD, PhD

Chief, Adult Knee Reconstruction
Hokusuikai Kinen Hospital
Ibaraki, Japan


Dr. Tsukada is chief of the adult knee reconstruction service at Hokusuikai Kinen Hospital. He received his medical degree from Nippon Medical School and a PhD from Tokyo Medical and Dental University.


Dr. Tsukada’s clinical and research interests include total knee and hip arthroplasty, osteotomy around the knee joint and patient satisfaction following total knee arthroplasty. He has published results of three randomized controlled trials investigating postoperative pain management following total knee arthroplasty. Dr.Tsukada received the 2015 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports medicine (JOSKAS).


Lars Arendt-Nielsen Dr Med Sci, PhD

Professor, Aalborg University
Director, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI)
Director R&D, C4Pain


Dr. Arendt-Nielsen is a professor of translational pain research and the founder and director of the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI) at Aalborg University in Denmark. He is also founder and director of R&D at C4Pain, a contract research organization. Dr. Arendt-Nielsen has published more than 900 peer-reviewed journal papers on experimental and clinical assessment of pain and on applications of pain bio-markers in drug development. His current research interests include experimental methods for the assessment of pain from musculoskeletal structures, development of human pain biomarkers for screening of new analgesic compounds, and predicting outcomes after arthroplasty surgery.


Dr. Arendt-Nielsen has co-edited four books for the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and has served as co-chair for the IASP Global Year Against Joint Pain 2016 and editor-in-chief for IASP Press. In 2017, Dr. Arendt-Nielsen became president of the IASP. In 2007, he was knighted by the Danish Queen for his contribution to science.


Michael Taunton, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


Dr. Taunton is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and an arthroplasty surgeon at the Mayo Clinic. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship in adult lower extremity at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Taunton’s clinical practice focuses on total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty.  He is currently serving as the chair of the AAOS hip and knee evaluation committee, and immediate past president of the Minnesota Orthopedic society.  His research interest includes direct anterior hip arthroplasty and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. He has published over 40 articles in leading peer-reviewed medical journals.


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