Analgesic efficacy of perioperative celecoxib in ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgery: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

@article{Ekman2006AnalgesicEO,
  title={Analgesic efficacy of perioperative celecoxib in ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgery: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.},
  author={Evan F Ekman and Mona Wahba and Frank Ancona},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={635-42}
}
PURPOSE To examine whether celecoxib, administered perioperatively, reduces opioid consumption and opioid-related adverse effects, and provides effective analgesia, in patients undergoing ambulatory arthroscopic knee meniscectomy. METHODS Patients (> or = 18 years) with diagnosed knee meniscus disease were given celecoxib (400 mg; n = 99) or placebo (n = 101) 1 hour before they underwent arthroscopic knee surgery; this was followed by celecoxib (200 mg) or placebo given postoperatively at… CONTINUE READING

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