A comparison of intraarticular morphine and bupivacaine for pain control after outpatient knee arthroscopy. A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study.

@article{Jaureguito1995ACO,
  title={A comparison of intraarticular morphine and bupivacaine for pain control after outpatient knee arthroscopy. A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study.},
  author={John W Jaureguito and Joseph F Wilcox and Sanford J. Cohn and Ronald A. Thisted and Bruce Reider},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={350-3}
}
To determine the duration of pain relief and efficacy of intraarticular morphine compared with bupivacaine after outpatient knee arthroscopy under local anesthesia, we gave patients one of three postoperative intraarticular injections: 4 mg morphine, 0.25% bupivacaine, or 0.9% saline. Visual analog scale scores and supplemental pain medication use were recorded at 0 to 30 minutes, 2, 4, 6, 8 to 12, and 24 hours after surgery. The score on the visual analog scale at 24 hours was significantly… CONTINUE READING

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