Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6148

+44 1223 790975

M K Unnikrishnan

Department of Pharmacy Practice, National College of Pharmacy, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

  • Research Article   
    Postoperative Pain Management in Lower Limb Surgery Patients using Transdermal Buprenorphine and Diclofenac Formulation
    Author(s): Jobin John*, Reshma Avicot Renny, Chrismol Devassy, M K Unnikrishnan and Vijish Venugopal

    Background: The present study was carried out to determine the difference in the effectiveness of buprenorphine and diclofenac transdermal patches in attenuating postoperative pain, following lower limb orthopedic surgeries in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Kerala, South India. Methods: 88 patients who underwent lower limb orthopedic surgeries under spinal anesthesia were included in this simple randomized single-blind study. Group A received transdermal Buprenorphine 10 mcg/h patch and Group B received transdermal Diclofenac 200 mg patch. Both patches were, applied 30 minutes before spinal anesthesia and the intensity of pain was determined using, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Faces Pain Scale (FPS-R). The pain scores at every 4th hour for 24 hours were measured and recorded for all patients. Side-effects .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-6148.20.11.977

    Abstract HTML PDF