Title

Total Knee Arthroplasty: Opioid-Free Analgesia in a Patient with Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: A Case Report

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2020

Publication Title

JBJS Case Connect

Abstract

CASE: Pain control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains a significant challenge, especially in the context of certain patient-specific factors. We present a case of a 59-year-old woman with opioid-induced hyperalgesia who was referred for left knee pain and end-stage tricompartmental degenerative joint disease after failure of conservative management. We outline an approach to control postoperative pain in patients undergoing TKA who have severe opioid contraindications.

CONCLUSIONS: TKA and rehabilitation with a 6-year follow-up period was accomplished using a multimodal nonopioid approach, consisting of a combination of gabapentin, acetaminophen, ketorolac, meloxicam, methocarbamol, a tunneled femoral nerve catheter, and periarticular injection.

PubMed ID

32618610

Volume

10

Issue

3

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