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SC and IM-delivered diclofenac vs Voltaren for pain following minor surgery

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April 2015

SC and IM-delivered diclofenac vs Voltaren for pain following minor surgery

Vol: 4| Issue: 4| Number:65| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Subcutaneous injection of diclofenac for the treatment of pain following minor orthopedic surgery (DIRECT study): a randomized trial

Pain Pract. 2015 Jan;15(1):31-9.

Contributing Authors:
E Chiarello S Bernasconi B Gugliotta S Giannini

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325 patients scheduled to undergo a minor orthopaedic surgery were randomized to receive either intramuscular diclofenac hydroxypropyl-b-cyclodextrin, subcutaneous diclofenac hydroxypropyl-b-cyclodextrin, or intramuscular Voltaren for postoperative analgesia. This was done to compare safety and efficacy of postoperative analgesic treatments. Pain, measured through a visual analog scale (VAS), and ...

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