The Clinical Effect of Ketoprofen After Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression: A Randomized Double-Blind Prospective Study
1999 (English)In: Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy And Related, ISSN 0749-8063, E-ISSN 1526-3231, Vol. 15, no 3, 249-252 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical effect of ketoprofen after arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD). The design was randomized, prospective, and double-blind, with a placebo control group. Forty-one consecutive patients with subacromial impingement syndrome, were randomized to treatment with ketoprofen 200 mg once daily or placebo for 6 weeks following ASD. For additional analgesia, patients used paracetamol if necessary. Clinical follow-up was performed at 6 weeks and at 2 years postoperatively. At the 6-week follow-up, the patients treated with ketoprofen had a statistically significant increase in UCLA total score (P < .05), range of movement (P < .05), and satisfaction (P < .05), and they had significantly less pain (P < .05). There was no statistical difference between the ketoprofen and placebo groups regarding strength. Patients receiving ketoprofen had significantly less need for additional analgesia (P < .05). At the 2-year follow-up, there were no differences in the scores between the ketoprofen and placebo group.
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1999. Vol. 15, no 3, 249-252 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27821DOI: 10.1016/S0749-8063(99)70029-0Local ID: 12573OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-27821DiVA: diva2:248373