Intravenous infusion of magnesium sulfate and postoperative analgesia in total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Frassanito2015IntravenousIO,
  title={Intravenous infusion of magnesium sulfate and postoperative analgesia in total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Luciano Frassanito and Antonietta Messina and Alessandro Vergari and Davide Colombo and Angelo Chierichini and Francesco Della Corte and Paolo Navalesi and Massimo Antonelli},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 11},
  pages={
          1184-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of combining magnesium (Mg) administration with both general and spinal anesthesia to reduce postoperative pain and analgesic consumption is still debated. We evaluated the effects of an intravenous (IV) infusion of Mg sulphate on analgesic consumption and postoperative pain score after total knee arthroplasty performed under spinal anesthesia. METHODS We studied 40 patients who underwent spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine plus morphine. Patients were randomly… CONTINUE READING
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