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Slow-Release Opioids for Postoperative Pain: Clinical Effectiveness

Last updated: 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.