Intra-articular morphine 5 mg after knee arthroscopy does not produce significant pain relief when administered to patients with moderate to severe pain via an intra-articular catheter.

@article{Solheim2006IntraarticularM5,
  title={Intra-articular morphine 5 mg after knee arthroscopy does not produce significant pain relief when administered to patients with moderate to severe pain via an intra-articular catheter.},
  author={Nina Solheim and Leiv Arne Rosseland and Audun Stubhaug},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={506-13}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Intra-articular (IA) morphine for postoperative analgesia after knee arthroscopy is controversial. The IA catheter technique for test drug administration allows baseline pain assessment before inclusion. Results from one such randomized controlled trial (RCT) in patients with moderate to severe pain have shown equal effects of IA saline with or without morphine 2 mg. However, the IA catheter technique may have an unintended placebo effect. The aims of this placebo… CONTINUE READING

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