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Volume:5 Issue:3 Number:107 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #8684
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS 2016: Intravenous dexamethasone effective in reducing pain & PONV after TKA

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2016: Intravenous dexamethasone effective in reducing pain & PONV after TKA. ACE Report. 2016;5(3):107. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/8684

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

Preoperative Intravenous Dexamethasone Reduced Pain after Total Knee Arthroplasty

Contributing Authors: S Kanitnate N Tammachote

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


72 patients who had undergone unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to either 0.15mg/kg of intravenous dexamethasone, or normal saline preoperatively. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an intermediate dose of dexamethasone to mitigate postoperative pain and symptoms. Findings indicated significant reduction in pain, and significantly lower rates of ...

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