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Perioperative ibuprofen & acetaminophen vs. ibuprofen alone for analgesia in arthroplasty

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November 2016

Perioperative ibuprofen & acetaminophen vs. ibuprofen alone for analgesia in arthroplasty

Vol: 5| Issue: 11| Number:22| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A Randomized Trial Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Ibuprofen versus Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen in Knee or Hip Arthroplasty

Pain Physician. 2016 Jul;19(6):349-56

Contributing Authors:
A Gupta H Abubaker E Demas L Ahrendtsen

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Synopsis

78 patients scheduled for total knee or hip arthroplasty were randomized to a perioperative analgesic protocol of a combination of intravenous (IV) ibuprofen & IV acetaminophen, or IV ibuprofen alone. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if groups demonstrated any significant differences in pain scores over the first 5 days postoperatively. With the exception of pain scores on the third posto...

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