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2022 Dec 05




Short-term clinical effectiveness of 5% lidocaine patch after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: study protocol for a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial.


Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR) often causes unbearable postoperative pain, even more severe than before surgery. Opioids are the drugs of choice for temporary postoperative analgesia. However, this conventional approach also has some side effects and potential for drug abuse. The aims of this study are expected to verify the effect of 5% lidocaine patch (LP5) on the intensity of early postoperative pain, functional recovery and quality of life in patients undergoing ARCR.