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ACE Report #4468
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Long-acting morphine given after THR or TKR offers little pain relief

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Long-acting morphine following hip or knee replacement: a randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial

Pain Res Manag. 2012 Mar-Apr;17(2):83-8

Contributing Authors: SL Musclow T Bowers H Vo M Glube T Nguyen

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200 patients underwent either total hip replacement (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR). They were then randomised into two groups to either receive usual care and a long-acting oral morphine or usual care and a placebo, to measure the efficacy of additional long acting morphine in relieving postoperative pain. Following assessments over a 4 day period results indicated that the difference in pa...

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