Analgesic effect of a single dose of betamethasone after ambulatory knee arthroscopy: a randomized controlled trial

@article{Segelman2016AnalgesicEO,
  title={Analgesic effect of a single dose of betamethasone after ambulatory knee arthroscopy: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Jerker Segelman and Hans J{\"a}rnbert Pettersson and Christer H. Svensen and Mona-Britt Divander and Bj{\"o}rn Barenius and Josefin Segelman},
  journal={Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={803-810}
}
Glucocorticoids are reported to improve postoperative analgesia. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether a preoperative, single dose of betamethasone could reduce pain after ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgery. This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial including patients scheduled for knee arthroscopy. The intervention was an intravenous injection of betamethasone 8 mg or placebo. The primary outcome was pain day 1 evaluated by a verbal descriptor scale (VDS… CONTINUE READING