Keywords : knee and hip surgery
Evaluation of the effectiveness of gabapentin in the management of postoperative pain after total hip arthroplasty
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1482-1486
Background: It was well reported that gabapentin has a role in the management of neuropathic pain. However, substantial evidence for the same was sparse.
Objective: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of gabapentin in the management of postoperative pain after total hip arthroplasty.
Materials and methods: A total of 50 patients diagnosed with sepsis and aged more than 18 years including both males and females were part of the study after obtaining the written, voluntary informed consent. Unwilling participants were excluded from the study. Patients with any severe complications were also excluded from the study.
Results: The majority of the participants were males with 60 % and females were 40%. The majority of patients were having pain scores of 7-9 before the intervention in the control group. The majority of the patients are in pain scores of 7-9 after ibuprofen in the control group. Table no 5 presents the distribution of the intervention group participants according to the pain scores after intervention. The majority of the patients were in pain scores of 1-3 after the administration of gabapentin.
Conclusion: The study results confirm that gabapentin has a significant effect on the management of pain after the surgery of the knee and hip. The study recommends further detailed study in this area to recommend gabapentin in the management of pain.