Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://bjan-sba.org/article/doi/10.1016/j.bjane.2021.07.040
Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Short Communication

Pilot study of the effect of therapeutic photobiomodulation on postoperative pain in knee arthroplasty

Marcia Uchoa de Rezende, Bruno Butturi Varone, Diego Ferreira Martuscelli, Guilherme Pereira Ocampos, George Miguel Goes Freire, Nathali Cordeiro Pinto, Marcelo Victor Pires de Sousa

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Abstract

Nine participants undergoing primary TKA submitted to spinal anesthesia, sedation, ultrasound-guided obturator and Femoral nerve Block analgesia, and photobiomodulation Therapy (FBMT) were evaluated regarding postoperative pain and morphine consumption. FBMT sessions were performed in the Immediate Postoperative period (IPO) and after 24 hours. Participants received 16.7±15 mg of morphine up to the third postoperative day. At IPO, mean pain score was 4.8±3.2 and 5.6±3.5, at rest and on movement, respectively. Photo biomodulation therapy can be considered an option for mitigating pain for patients undergoing TKA.

Keywords

Therapeutic photobiomodulation;  Analgesia;  Postoperative pain;  Osteoarthritis of the knee

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