Post-operative Methylprednisolone Taper Course for Orthopedic Surgery

14 Mar, 2019 ,
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This is a phase 4, RCT to study the efficacy of a post-operative course of glucocorticoids (GCs like Methylprednisolone) on pain, nausea and range of motion after surgical management of common orthopedic upper extremity pathologies, including fractures of the upper extremity and shoulder arthroplasty and patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the hip or total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the knee. The study aims to enroll 1000 subjects that are assigned randomly to one of two treatment arms: (1) single intraoperative dose of 10 mg intravenous dexamethasone (control group), IV dexamethasone is standard of care) or (2) single intraoperative dose of 10 mg intravenous dexamethasone followed with a 6-day oral methylprednisolone taper course (active group).

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This is a phase 4, RCT to study the efficacy of a post-operative course of glucocorticoids (GCs like Methylprednisolone) on pain, nausea and range of motion after surgical management of common orthopedic upper extremity pathologies, including fractures of the upper extremity and shoulder arthroplasty and patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the hip or total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the knee. The study aims to enroll 1000 subjects that are assigned randomly to one of two treatment arms: (1) single intraoperative dose of 10 mg intravenous dexamethasone (control group), IV dexamethasone is standard of care) or (2) single intraoperative dose of 10 mg intravenous dexamethasone followed with a 6-day oral methylprednisolone taper course (active group).