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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 No.3 October 2010. -

The influence of patient-controlled intra-articular analgesia with ropivacaine, morphine and ketorolac RMK on postoperative pain relief and early rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction was studied. Twenty six patients, randomized into two groups, were enrolled in a placebo-controlled, double-blind study. At the end of surgery a catheter was placed intra-articularly and connected to a patient-controlled pump, programmed to deliver 10 mL bolus and 60 min lockout interval. RMK group received 0.25% ropivacaine, morphine 0.2 mg-mL and ketorolac 1 mg-mL; P group saline. Pain was measured with 10 cm visual analog scale. At pain scores >3 cm, all patients were instructed to self-administer morphine intravenously using a patient-controlled pump. Daily rescue morphine consumption was noted and 48h rehabilitation programme was evaluated. Daily morphine consumption was significantly lower in the RMK group p



Author: Neli Vintar - Narinder Rawal - Maja Pohar - Matjaž Veselko -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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