A comparison of intrathecal morphine-6-glucuronide and intrathecal morphine sulfate as analgesics for total hip replacement.


Postoperative analgesia was assessed after intrathecal administration of morphine-6-glucuronide (M6G) 100 micrograms and 125 micrograms in 75 patients undergoing total hip replacement. Analgesia was excellent and was similar to that obtained after intrathecal administration of morphine sulfate 500 micrograms. Visual analog pain scores recorded… (More)


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