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Levels of evidence and grades of recommendation in PROSPECT reviews (from 2006)) PROSPECT provides clinicians with supporting arguments for and against the use of various interventions in postoperative pain based on published evidence and expert opinion. Clinicians must make judgements based upon the clinical circumstances and local regulations. At all times, local prescribing information for the drugs referred to must be consulted. Summary Recommendations Pre-, intra- and postoperative interventions have been evaluated for the management of postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty. Unless otherwise stated, ‘pre-operative’ refers to interventions applied before surgical incision, ‘intra-operative’ refers to interventions applied after incision and before wound closure, ‘postoperative’ refers to interventions applied at or after wound closure. The following peri-operative interventions for total knee arthroplasty have been reviewed: Pre-operative Recommendations for total knee arthroplasty Intra-operative Recommendations for total knee arthroplasty Postoperative Recommendations for total knee arthroplasty Not recommended for total knee arthroplasty for postoperative analgesia See Overall Recommendations for the overall strategy for managing pain after total knee arthroplasty.