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ACE Report #11953
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Tramadol addition in interscalene block associated with lower 24-hr pain in shoulder surgery

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Addition of 100 mg of Tramadol to 40 mL of 0.5% Ropivacaine for Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block Improves Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Shoulder Surgeries as Compared to Ropivacaine Alone-A Randomized Controlled Study

Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Jul 23;55(7). pii: E399. doi: 10.3390/medicina55070399

Contributing Authors: E Soulioti A Tsaroucha A Makris M Koutsaki E Sklika A Mela PD Megaloikonomos AF Mavrogenis A Fassoulaki

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80 patients undergoing elective or trauma shoulder surgery were randomized to an interscalene brachial plexus block with either ropivacaine plus tramadol or ropivacaine plus saline. Patients were primarily assessed for pain severity and morphine consumption over the first 24 hours after surgery. Results demonstrated that, while pain scores and morphine consumption from 2 hours to 8 hours did not s...

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