TKA: preoperative methylprednisolone effective for pain and recovery
Effect of high-dose preoperative methylprednisolone on pain and recovery after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, placebo-controlled trialBr J Anaesth. 2011 Feb;106(2)
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48 total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients were preoperatively administered either a single high-dose of methylprednisolone (MP) or a placebo to evaluate the efficacy of MP as an analgesic and its effect on early recovery. Patients were primarily assessed for pain through different measures during walking and at rest, along with several other secondary outcomes. The study demonstrated that methylpr...
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