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Comment & Response
April 2018

Evidence of Drug-Free Interventions for Postoperative Pain Management After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Central Hospital, Shenyang Medical College, Shenyang, China
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(4):392. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5574

To the Editor We applaud the efforts taken by Tedesco et al1 in assessing the evidence of nonpharmacological interventions for postoperative pain management following total knee arthroplasty. According to the results of this systematic review and meta-analysis, electrotherapy and acupuncture could potentially reduce and delay consumption of opioids, which are used for pain relief after total knee arthroplasty. However, despite being very interested, we would like to address a few concerns regarding this article.

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