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Methylene blue improves low back pain and function after lumbar discectomy


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

Effects of methylene blue on postoperative low-back pain and functional outcomes after lumbar open discectomy: a triple-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial

J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jan;24(1):7-15

Contributing Authors: MR Farrokhi M Lotfi MS Masoudi M Gholami

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Synopsis

115 patients undergoing lumbar open discectomy were randomized to either methylene blue solution or saline solution. The purpose of this study was to determine whether methylene blue is an effective treatment for postoperative pain following lumbar disc operations. The findings of this study indicated that methylene blue solution may be effective in pain relief and functional improvement as measur...

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