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Papers: 15 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Aug 15

J Orthop Surg Res



The efficacy of perioperative gabapentin for the treatment of postoperative pain following total knee and hip arthroplasty: a meta-analysis.


Kang J, Zhao Z, Lv J, Sun L, Lu B, Dong B, Ma J, Ma X
J Orthop Surg Res. 2020 Aug 15; 15(1):332.
PMID: 32799902.


Postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) influence patients' rehabilitation and life quality. Although gabapentin has been widely used for analgesia, its efficacy is still controversial in TKA and THA. This meta-analysis was performed to assess the efficacy and safety of gabapentin following TKA and THA.