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The addition of tenoxicam to prilocaine for intravenous regional anaesthesia
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2007
Volume 51, Issue 5, pages 446–448, May 1996
How to Cite
JONES, N. C. and PUGH, S. C. (1996), The addition of tenoxicam to prilocaine for intravenous regional anaesthesia. Anaesthesia, 51: 446–448. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1996.tb07789.x
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2007
- Accepted 26 July 1995.
- Anaesthetics, local; prilocaine;
- Analgesics, non-steroidal; tenoxicam;
- Anaesthetic techniques, regional; intravenous
The analgesic effects of tenoxicam 20 mg added to prilocaine in a standard Bier's block (group 2) was studied in 45 patients who had their Colles’fractures reduced under intravenous regional anaesthesia, and compared both to a control group (group 1), and to a group who received a standard Bier's block combined with the same dose of tenoxicam given intravenously into the contralateral arm (group 3). Patients in group 2 obtained significantly better analgesia than group 1, as judged by a longer time before first additional analgesia was required (p < 0.05), less total analgesic consumption (p < 0.01), and lower pain scores (p < 0.01). These benefits were not obtained by patients in group 3.