The effect of initiating a preventive multimodal analgesic regimen on long-term patient outcomes for outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.

@article{Reuben2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of initiating a preventive multimodal analgesic regimen on long-term patient outcomes for outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.},
  author={S. Reuben and E. Ekman},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={
          228-32
        }
}
  • S. Reuben, E. Ekman
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Anesthesia and analgesia
  • BACKGROUND Unrelieved postoperative pain may impair rehabilitation, delay recovery, and result in poor outcomes. Preventive multimodal analgesic techniques may improve long-term outcome after surgery. METHODS We randomized 200 consecutive patients to receive acetaminophen 1000 mg and either celecoxib 400 mg or placebo 1-2 h before anterior cruciate ligament surgery. All patients received intraarticular analgesics and had an external cooling system applied to the operative knee. After… CONTINUE READING
    Multimodal analgesia for orthopedic procedures.
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