Analysis of Efficacy of Depo-Med Role Injection in Post-Operative Pain Relief for Lumbar Discectomy Patients

  • MUDASSIR RASHEED Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital Lahore – Pakistan
  • AMMAR ANWER Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital Lahore – Pakistan
  • SHAHZAD SHAMS Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital Lahore
Keywords: Lumbar discectomy, Depo-medrole


Objectives:  The main objective of the study was to analyze the efficacy of Depo-medrole injection in post-operative pain relief after lumbar discectomy. Material and Methods: This study was conducted in the Neurosurgery department of Mayo Hospital KEMU, Lahore during March 2018 to September 2018. The data was collected from 50 patients of lumbar discectomy randomly into two groups. One was operated patients and in group 2 patients were injected with local Depo-med role after lumbar discectomy. We studied the efficacy of Depo-med role injection in the second group. Pain intensity was measured using VAS from the whole sample at two weeks, four weeks, three months and last at one year post operatively.

Results: Data were collected from 50 patients. These patients were divided into two groups, 25 in group one and 25 in group two. The mean age of group one was 30.14 ± 8.15 and for group two was 29.82 ± 7.16. Both groups neither contrasted by age (p = 0.187) nor as indicated by term of side effects (p = 0.639) at the season of operation.

Conclusion: The usage of low dose Depo-med role decreased an abrupt lumbago and pain leg after surgery effectively. But it needs more observations due to small nonrandomized sample. 


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