Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: A Non-Pharmacologic Alternative for the Treatment of Postoperative Pain
Technical Report,15 May 2018,14 May 2019
University California San Diego San Diego United States
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The purpose of this two-stage, multicenter, randomized, double-masked, sham-controlled, human-subjects clinical trial is to evaluate the analgesic potential of ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation PNS following painful ambulatory orthopedic surgery. The initial 2-year pilot study will estimate the treatment effects of percutaneous PNS on pain and opioid consumption to determine the appropriate sample size of the subsequent pragmatic clinical trial as well as to document the feasibility of and optimize the proposed protocol. The subsequent 4-year pragmatic trial will determine the effect of percutaneous PNS on postoperative analgesia and opioid requirements, as well as physical and emotional functioning, the development of chronic pain, and ongoing quality of life.
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