Pain Research and Treatment / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy of Nonopioid Analgesics on Pain following Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Table 3

Patient satisfaction with the effectiveness of pain therapy within 24 hours after arthroscopic knee surgery.

GroupPlacebo ( )Parecoxib ( )Metamizole ( )Paracetamol ( )

PACU2.4 ± 0.72.7 ± 0.72.6 ± 0.62.5 ± 0.6
After 6 h2.9 ± 0.63.4 ± 0.6*2.9 ± 0.62.8 ± 0.6
After 12 h3.1 ± 0.63.4 ± 0.5*3.0 ± 0.73.0 ± 0.6
After 18 h3.3 ± 0.53.4 ± 0.53.2 ± 0.63.1 ± 0.6
After 24 h3.4 ± 0.53.6 ± 0.5**3.2 ± 0.63.1 ± 0.6

Data are presented as mean ± SD. *P < 0.008 parecoxib versus metamizole and paracetamol; **P < 0.008 parecoxib versus paracetamol.

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