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ACE Report #8677
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

AAOS 2016: Oral sucrose associated with decreased pain response during clubfoot casting

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Oral Sucrose for Pain Relief during Clubfoot Casting: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: TA Milbrandt R Kryscio RD Muchow J Walker VR Talwalkar HJ Iwinski

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33 children (131 castings) with idiopathic clubfoot were randomized to one of three treatments aiming to decrease neonatal pain response during Ponseti manipulation: (1) 20% oral sucrose solution, (2) bottled milk (breast/non-breast), or (3) water. The purpose of this study was to determine which treatment resulted in the greatest decrease in neonatal pain response, while additionally measuring he...

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