Topics for future research

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Topics for future research:

  • Pre-operative corticosteroids
  • Alpha-2-delta subunit ligands (gabapentinoids)
  • Peri-operative ketamine
  • Single injection versus continuous infusion peripheral nerve block
  • Combination femoral and sciatic/obturator nerve block
  • Intra-articular/incisional techniques
  • Pre- versus post-incisional administration of various agents
  • Dose- and duration-dependent effects of conventional NSAIDs and COX-2-selective inhibitors on bone healing
  • Combination of conventional NSAIDs with regional analgesic techniques
  • Combination of COX-2-selective inhibitors with regional analgesic techniques