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ACE Report #11334
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS2019: Prophylactic course of tamsulosin 0.4mg does not reduce rate of urinary retention post-TJA

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Prophylactic Tamsulosin Does Not Reduce the Risk of Urinary Retention Following Lower Extremity Arthroplasty: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: AE Pour M Schubert JJ Gagnier AG Urquhart JJ Lee J Thomas C McCarthy

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176 men scheduled for primary total hip or knee arthroplasty were randomized to begin a course of either tamsulosin 0.4mg or placebo daily five days prior to surgery, and continue until the first postoperative day. Patients were assessed for the development of postoperative urinary retention postoperatively. The purpose of this study was to determine if prophylactic tamsulosin reduced the incidenc...

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