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2024 Mar 05

Lancet Rheumatol


Non-opioid analgesic combinations following total hip arthroplasty (RECIPE): a randomised, placebo-controlled, blinded, multicentre trial.


Steiness J, Hägi-Pedersen D, Lunn TH, Overgaard S, Brorson S, Graungaard BK, Lindberg-Larsen M, Varnum C, Lundstrøm LH, Beck T, Skettrup M, Pedersen NA, Bieder MJ, von Cappeln AG, Pleckaitiene L, Lindholm P, Bukhari SSH, Derby CB, Nielsen MG, Exsteen OW, Vinstrup LØ, Thybo KH, Gasbjerg KS, Nørskov AK, Jakobsen JC, Mathiesen O


Multimodal postoperative analgesia following total hip arthroplasty is recommended, but the optimal combination of drugs remains uncertain. The aim of the RECIPE trial was to investigate the relative benefit and harm of the different combinations of paracetamol, ibuprofen, and the analgesic adjuvant dexamethasone for treatment of postoperative pain following total hip arthroplasty.