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COA/ICORS2019: Pain scores and narcotic consumption reduced after TKA with peri-op IV dexamethasone

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June 2019

COA/ICORS2019: Pain scores and narcotic consumption reduced after TKA with peri-op IV dexamethasone

Vol: 8| Issue: 6| Number:36| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of Dexamethasone on Post-Operative Pain Management in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty

Contributing Authors:
J Khan R Ahmed

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158 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to either receive or not receive perioperative intravenous dexamethasone 0.1mg/kg doses. Patients were assessed for pain scores and narcotic consumption over the first 48 hours after surgery. Results demonstrated significantly lower pain scores and narcotic consumption in the dexamethasone group compared to the control group.

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