ACE Report #5560
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Dexamethasone in total joint replacements reduces pain, nausea and hospital stay duration

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

Dexamethasone reduces length of hospitalization and improves postoperative pain and nausea after total joint arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized controlled trial

J Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep;28(8 Suppl):11-7

Contributing Authors: JR Backes JC Bentley JR Politi BT Chambers

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130 patients who underwent total joint replacement of the knee or hip were enrolled in this study to determine the effects that different doses of dexamethasone can have on postoperative pain, nausea and functional and clinical outcomes. Patients were randomized into three separate treatment groups. The control group was administered ondansetron and the intervention groups received 1 or 2 doses of...

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