Transdermal fentanyl patch reduces pain with movement & improves function after TKA
Transdermal fentanyl patch improves post-operative pain relief and promotes early functional recovery in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomised, controlled trialArch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2015 Sep;135(9):1291-7
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52 patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomly assigned to receive a transdermal fentanyl patch (TFP; 12.5ug/h) in conjunction with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or NSAIDs alone for the management of post-operative knee pain. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a transdermal fentanyl patch on pain and function up to 14 days follow...
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