Comparison of intra-articular analgesics for analgesia after arthroscopic knee surgery

Sharath K. Rao, P. S. Rao

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Abstract

Post Arthroscopic intra-articular analgesia is a better method to avoid post-operative pain after arthroscopic surgery, thus avoiding the adverse effects of systemic analgesics. In this prospective randomized double blind study conducted on 90 patients, 30 patients in group A received 20 ml of intra-articular saline, 50 patients in Group B received 10ml of intra-articular saline and 10 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine and 30 patients in Group C received 10 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine, 1 ml (30 mg) of ketorolac and 9 ml of saline intra-articulariy. Ambulatory status, duration of analgesia and requirement for supplemented analgesia were compared in these three groups. Patients receiving this intra-articular analgesic combination of bupivacaine and ketorolac required significantly less supplemental post-operative analgesics. This combination significantly prolonged the duration of analgesia. Patients receiving this combination of drugs for intra-articular analgesia ambulated earlier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume60
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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