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ACE Report #12009
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

6 wk Vitamin C Supplementation Improves Pain and Function vs. Placebo After Foot and Ankle Surgery


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Role of anti-oxidant (vitamin-C) in post-operative pain relief in foot and ankle trauma surgery: A prospective randomized trial

Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Aug;25(4):542-545.

Contributing Authors: SK Jain MY Dar S Kumar A Yadav SR Kearns

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Synopsis

60 patients undergoing foot or ankle trauma surgery were randomized to receive 6 weeks of post-operative vitamin C supplementation or placebo. Outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) at post-operative weeks 1, 2 and 6, total analgesic consumption in the first 6 post-operative weeks, and the Foot and Ankle Instrument (FAI) outcome at 3 months post-operation. The results of...

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