Pain Management Interventions for Hip Fracture
Effectiveness of Skin Traction on Acute Pain: Trials, Results, and Conclusions
In a meta-analysis of data from eight trials of skin traction, the difference in pain intensity between patients treated with skin traction and control groups receiving usual care is negligible and not statistically significant (the range of potential mean difference values includes no difference at -0.24 cm and worsening of pain at 0.65 cm). However, the strength of the evidence is low.
In one trial, skeletal traction exhibited no statistically significant difference in pain relief when compared with skin traction.
Keywords: acute pain | pain | pain management | skeletal traction | skin traction | traction | hip fracture
- Abou-Setta AM, Beaupre LA, Jones CA, et al. Pain Management Interventions for Hip Fracture. AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 30 (Prepared by the University of Alberta Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0023). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC022-EF.
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