Navigation Links
Reducing Pain From Knee Surgery

New research shows taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before and after knee replacement surgery significantly reduces pain from the procedure.//

Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago studied 70 patients who were undergoing knee replacement surgery. Some of the patients were randomly assigned to receive 50 milligrams of an oral NSAID at 24 hours and two hours before the surgery, 50 milligrams each day for five days after surgery, and 25 milligrams of the drug for another eight days. The remaining patients received a placebo at the same times.

Results show patients receiving the NSAID rofecoxib had significantly less pain, consumed fewer painkillers, and had significantly fewer sleep disturbances. Those taking the drug also had an increased range of motion of the knee after surgery.

Experts say controlling pain after knee replacement surgery, while also reducing the use of pain medication remains an important challenge to anesthesiologists and surgeons alike. Authors of the study write, "This study validates the efficacy of perioperative use of rofecoxib to reduce postoperative pain and improved outcome after major orthopedic surgery."
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Reducing Lung Cancer Risk
2. Reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes
3. Reducing Medication Errors
4. Reducing HIV Transmission
5. Reducing Pain from Knee Surgery
6. Reducing The After Effects of Tonsillectomy
7. Antiparasitic Drug Effective In Reducing Seizures In Neurocysticercosis Patients
8. Reducing Number Of Cigarettes Not Enough
9. Drug Found Effective In Reducing Vertebral Fractures In Women
10. Reducing TB With Ultraviolet Light
11. Reducing The Risk Of Fractures After a Heart Transplant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Mirixa Corporation ... adherence, and other pharmacist-delivered patient care services, has announced the promotions of Karen ... to vice president of sales. , Litsinger joined Mirixa in 2008 after ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... David ... with global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 12, ... of the DeviceTalks series, and attorneys from the firm’s global Life Sciences & Medical ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Launching ... innovative Unified Instance Manager architecture, meeting the needs of multichannel growth and ... the unattended auto-dialing system without agents, Presence Robodialer, provides greater operational capacity, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that ... for Texas, they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting ... bring new jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Healthcare is ... Dr. Botelho advocates for the mass media launching of story movements to highlight ... to share their unfortunate experiences; such a movement can generate the network power ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)...  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... positive results from a Phase 3, multicenter double-blind, ... and efficacy of IDP-118 (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) ... Within the Phase 3 study of ... IDP-118 showed statistical significance to vehicle with a ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Texas , Dec. 8, 2016 ... program that brings leading-edge laboratory services and management ... United States , allowing more doctors and ... health care management solutions. Logo - ... Hospital systems, under pressure to contain ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Information products and services provider Elsevier has ... the world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, providing ... over 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will improve decisions ... to adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , , CiteScore metrics ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: