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Acta Belg Med Phys. 1990 Jul-Sep;13(3):139-41.

Study on the effect of etofenamate 10% cream in comparison with an oral NSAID in strains and sprains due to sports injuries.

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Department of Physical Medicine and Orthopedics, University Hospital, Gent.


In this 60 patient study of sports traumatology due to football injuries, etofenamate gel proved equally effective as oral naproxen on the overall pain scores (65% none to mild pain for etofenamate versus 86% for naproxen; p greater than 0.05). The global clinical impression results have been rated as good or excellent in 44% in the naproxen group versus 50% in the etofenamate group. The incidence of side effects in the etofenamate group (3%) was lower than in the naproxen group (20%). This study demonstrates that etofenamate gel has equal efficacy as oral NSAIDS but a better side effect profile in sport injuries in football players.

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