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Methylprednisolone for Postoperative Pain and Sleep Quality Following a Total Hip Arthroplasty

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October 2022

Methylprednisolone for Postoperative Pain and Sleep Quality Following a Total Hip Arthroplasty

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

Single High-Dose Systemic Methylprednisolone Administered Preoperatively Improves Pain Control and Sleep Quality After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

Arthroplast Today . 2022 May 30;16:78-82.

Contributing Authors:
SH Shafiei B Siavashi M Ghasemi MR Golbakhsh S Baghdadi

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Synopsis

Seventy patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive either preoperative methylprednisolone (n=35) or placebo (n=35). Outcomes such as pain and sleep quality were assessed at 24 hours and 2 weeks postoperatively, respectively. Pain was measured using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and sleep quality using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Pain and sleep qual...

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