Analgesic drug consumption increases after knee arthroplasty: a pharmacoepidemiological study investigating postoperative pain.

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Knee arthroplasty remains the gold standard in the treatment of severe osteoarthritis. Chronic postoperative pain has been reported with a prevalence ranging from 15% to 47%. The aim of this study was to compare analgesic drug consumption before and after surgery as an indicator of pain after knee surgery. A pharmacoepidemiological method comparing… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2014.04.010

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@article{Fuzier2014AnalgesicDC, title={Analgesic drug consumption increases after knee arthroplasty: a pharmacoepidemiological study investigating postoperative pain.}, author={R{\'e}gis Fuzier and Isabelle Serres and Robert Bourrel and Aurore Palmaro and François Montastruc and Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre}, journal={Pain}, year={2014}, volume={155 7}, pages={1339-45} }