Preoperative ketorolac administration has no preemptive analgesic effect for minor orthopaedic surgery.

@article{Vanlersberghe1996PreoperativeKA,
  title={Preoperative ketorolac administration has no preemptive analgesic effect for minor orthopaedic surgery.},
  author={Caroline Vanlersberghe and Marie Hel{\'e}ne Lauwers and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Camu},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={40 8 Pt 1},
  pages={948-52}
}
The utility of preoperative ketorolac administration to reduce the intensity and duration of postoperative pain was compared with placebo in a randomized double-blind design of 60 ASA 1-2 patients scheduled for minor orthopaedic surgery. No opioids nor local anaesthetic blocks were used during surgery. The patients received either 30 mg ketorolac IV before surgery followed by a placebo injection after surgery or the reverse. Postoperative pain intensity was assessed repeatedly for 6 h using a… CONTINUE READING

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