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Orthopade. 2008 Dec;37(12):1210-6. doi: 10.1007/s00132-008-1344-z.

[Effective pain relief facilitates exercise therapy : Results of a multicenter study with controlled-release oxycodone in patients with movement pain].

[Article in German]

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St. Josef-Hospital, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik, Gudrunstrasse 56, 44791, Bochum, Deutschland. w.teske@klinikum-bochum.de

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The efficacy and tolerability of oral controlled-release oxycodone in the therapy of musculoskeletal pain were analyzed in this observational study.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

A total of 843 patients with severe to most severe pain in the musculoskeletal system were treated with controlled-released oxycodone for 4 weeks or up to a maximum of 6 months. Severity of pain, impairment in quality of life, and mobility associated with the pain were assessed before and during therapy with controlled-release oxycodone by a numerical rating scale (NRS 0-10).

RESULTS:

Pain intensity fell by an average of 65% within the first 4 weeks. Physical therapy was practicable in many patients only after implementation of a therapy regime with controlled-release oxycodone. Quality of life improved significantly under therapy with oxycodone, and the impairment of different aspects of life decreased by 50%.

CONCLUSION:

The therapy of pain of the musculoskeletal system with controlled-release oxycodone is efficient. An effective pain relief makes physical therapy practicable, reduces the impairment in different parts of life, and increases quality of life.

PMID:
18806997
DOI:
10.1007/s00132-008-1344-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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