Analgesia na entorse de tornozelo: estudo com etoricoxibe

Rogério Teixeira da Silva, Cristiano Frota Souza Laurino, Fábio Cesar Petri, Lidia Ferreira de Souza, Renata Botos da Silva Neves Petri
2012 Revista Dor  
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ankle sprain is one of the most frequent diseases in orthopedic emergencies. In general, analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed. This study aimed at evaluating whether 60 mg daily etoricoxib is as effective as 90 mg daily etoricoxib to treat pain and inflammation in patients with ankle sprain grades I and II. METHOD: This is a clinic, randomized, double-blind, prospective and controlled study which has evaluated 43 patients with ankle sprain grades I
more » ... II, with mean age of 32 years. Patients were randomly distributed in two groups: group I, made up of 23 patients treated with 90 mg daily bolus etoricoxib, and group II, made up of 20 patients under 60 mg daily bolus dose. Patients were evaluated by the visual analog scale (VAS) and by functional evaluation after 7 and 15 days of treatment. RESULTS: There has been significant pain improve-1. Master and Doctor in Orthopedics and Sciences, Federal
doi:10.1590/s1806-00132012000200002 fatcat:fzvd67kd3razfkxs7cs5ngsd54