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Human Studies

2020 Sep 24

Eur J Pain

Six-year trends in postoperative prescribing and use of multimodal analgesics following total hip and knee arthroplasty: A single-site observational study of pain management.



Guidelines for acute postoperative pain management recommend administering analgesics in multimodal combination to facilitate synergistic benefit, reduce opioid requirements and decrease side-effects. However, limited observational research has examined the extent to which multimodal analgesics are prescribed and administered postoperatively following joint replacement.