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The hypothesis of this study is that isolated use of local periarticular levobupivicaine injection during primary hip arthroplasty would improve post-operative pain control. Patients were randomised in the operating room to receive either a periarticular infiltration, or a placebo consisting of Saline. Morphine and analgesic consumption was recorded for each patient, while the modified McGill pain scale was used to determine the adequacy of analgesia and the benefit of the peri-articular infiltration. 91 patients were recruited, with 45 patients in the treatment group and 46 controls. The results were assessed after one year, once all the information from both treatment groups was collected.
The efficacy of periarticular injections during total knee arthroplasty is well established but there is little published data on their effect in primary hip arthroplasty. We hypothesized that isolated use of local periarticular levobupivicaine injection during primary hip arthroplasty would improve post-operative pain control. A double blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled trial on patients undergoing primary hip arthroplasty was performed. Patients were randomised in theatre to receive either a periarticular infiltration of 150mg levobupivicaine in 60mls of 0.9% Saline, or a placebo consisting of 60mls 0.9% Saline. Morphine and analgesic consumption was recorded for each patient, while the modified McGill pain scale was used to determine the adequacy of analgesia and the benefit of the peri-articular infiltration. 91 patients were recruited, with 45 patients in the treatment group and 46 controls. The results were assessed after one year, once all the information from both treatment groups was collected.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital
Orthopaedic Research and Innovation Foundation
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:06:33-0400
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