Preemptive analgesia may reduce pain & postop complication following lumbar fusion surgery
Preemptive multimodal analgesia for postoperative pain management after lumbar fusion surgery: a randomized controlled trialEur Spine J. 2016 May;25(5):1614-9.
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80 patients with symptomatic lumbar 4-5 stenosis undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) were randomized to receive either preemptive multimodal analgesia (celecoxib, pregabalin, oxycodone ER, and acetaminophen) or standard postoperative intravenous morphine. The purpose of this study was to compare pain in the immediate postoperative period and radiographic outcome up to one year afte...
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