[Fentanyl-TTS in the treatment of pain caused by arthrosis].

  title={[Fentanyl-TTS in the treatment of pain caused by arthrosis].},
  author={Theodoros Theodoridis and I. Waap and Susanne Schwalen and J{\"u}rgen Kr{\"a}mer},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete},
  volume={141 2},
AIM Efficacy and tolerability of analgesic treatment with fentanyl-TTS (Durogesic) for pain caused by arthrosis was investigated. METHOD Treatment with fentanyl-TTS was started for the first time in patients with severe pain caused by coxarthrosis and/or gonarthrosis and was prospectively documented for 30 days. Pain was assessed by the patient with an 11-step numerical analogue scale and by the physician with 5 questions (5-step scale) adapted from the Western Ontario and McMaster… CONTINUE READING