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Slow-Release Opioids for Postoperative Pain: Clinical Effectiveness

Published on: November 5, 2014
Project Number: RB0748-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of slow-release opioids for postoperative pain following elective hip or knee arthroplasty?

Key Message

Four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and three non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of slow-release opioids for post-operative pain following elective hip or knee arthroplasty.

Tags

oxycontin, analgesics, arthroplasty, hip, knee, delayed-action preparations, fentanyl, hip joint, hydromorphone, knee joint, morphine, narcotics, orthopedic procedures, oxycodone, pain, postoperative care, postoperative period, dihydromorphinone, dihydrone, musculoskeletal, extended release opioids, long acting opioids, sustained release opioids, controlled release opioids, delayed release opioids, prolonged release opioids, Opioid, Replacement, Postoperative, Surgical Procedures, Operative