Tramadol vs. diclofenac for posttonsillectomy analgesia.

  title={Tramadol vs. diclofenac for posttonsillectomy analgesia.},
  author={Mark J Courtney and D Cabraal},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={127 4},
OBJECTIVE To compare the analgesic efficacy of oral tramadol hydrochloride and oral diclofenac sodium for posttonsillectomy pain management. DESIGN Single-blind (surgeon and research team members), prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-four patients 11 years and older undergoing bipolar electrocautery tonsillectomy were randomized to either the oral tramadol or the oral diclofenac postoperative pain group. Patients recorded pain levels twice daily… CONTINUE READING


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