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Vol:292 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14964
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Buccally Absorbed Cannabidiol for Pain Control After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

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OrthoEvidence. Buccally Absorbed Cannabidiol for Pain Control After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. ACE Report. 2022;292(1):1. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Buccally Absorbed Cannabidiol Shows Significantly Superior Pain Control and Improved Satisfaction Immediately After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded, Randomized Trial

Am J Sports Med. 2022 Sep;50(11): 3056-3063.

Contributing Authors:
MJ Alaia ET Hurley K Vasavada DH Markus B Britton G Gonzalez-Lomas AS Rokito LM Jazrawi K Kaplan

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101 patients undergoing an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to receive 14 days of buccally absorbed cannabidiol (CBD; n=54; 25mg dose to those ≤80kg, 50mg dose to those >80 kgs) or placebo (n=47) for the control of postoperative pain. The primary outcome of interest was pain intensity measured with a Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Secondary outcomes of interest included patient satisfa...

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