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Shoulder arthroscopy: Fentanyl patch and bupivacaine infusion provide similar pain control

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October 2013

Shoulder arthroscopy: Fentanyl patch and bupivacaine infusion provide similar pain control

Vol: 2| Issue: 9| Number:2| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Postoperative Fentanyl Patch Versus Subacromial Bupivacaine Infusion in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopy. 2013 Jul;29(7):1129-34. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.04.018

Contributing Authors:
R Merivirta V Aarimaa R Aantaa M Koivisto K Leino A Liukas K Kuusniemi

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Sixty patients with rotator cuff disease undergoing elective arthroscopic surgery were randomized to receive either a 12 ug/h fentanyl patch or a 10 mg/h subacromial bupivacaine infusion postoperatively to compare these two treatments on pain reduction and rescue analgesic consumption. Results indicated that the fentanyl patch and the subacromial bupivacaine infusion resulted in similar subjective...

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