Transdermal fentanyl patches reduce pain and morphine consumption after TKA
Reduced morphine consumption and pain severity with transdermal fentanyl patches following total knee arthroplastyKnee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Jul;22(7):1580-4. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-2287-9. Epub 2012 Dec 2.
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40 patients scheduled to undergo total knee arthroplasty were randomized to a group that received transdermal fentanyl patches or to a placebo group to compare postoperative pain relief, rescue opiate requirements, active knee flexion, and incidence of side effects. Results indicated that postoperative VAS pain scores were significantly lower in the transdermal fentanyl patch (TFP) group from 2 ho...
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