Accession Number:

ADA595444

Title:

Ear Acupuncture for Post-Operative Pain Associated with Ambulatory Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

99TH MEDICAL GROUP (MIKE O'CALLAGHAN FEDERAL HOSPITAL) NELLIS AFB NV

Report Date:

2014-01-14

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to compare ear acupuncture plus standard therapy versus standard therapy alone narcotic and non-narcotic analgesia in reduction of intravenous IV and oral pain medication use, time to ambulation without assistance, time to discharge from Post-Anesthesia Care Unit PACU and Same-Day Surgery Unit SDSU and return to duty time following ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgery. In summary, the intervention BFA did not show any significant improvement in pain scores, medication usage, time to discharge or quality of life scores when compared to standard of care.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE