Peterson, G and Veal, F, Pain should not be a normal part of ageing, Australian Pharmacist, 33, (3) pp. 34-7. ISSN 0728-4632 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]
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Mr RH is a 66-year-old man on the surgical waiting list for a total knee replacement. He suffered a tennis injury at the age of 19, resulting in a prolonged dislocation.
Mr RH had continued to have frequent dislocations of the patella, which he re-aligned. An arthroscopy five years ago provided some pain relief. At present, he reports an average pain of 8/1 O and has significant functional impairment. Pain has a severe effect on his sleep, activities of daily living and hobbies. Mr H can only walk 100 metres and is unable to sit in a car for 30 minutes or more. He takes fosinopril for hypertension, and his analgesic management for his knee consists of 4 x paracetamol 500 mg/codeine phosphate 30 mg daily. A pharmacist reviewed his pain management and suggested that the paracetamol/ codeine be ceased and replaced with regular paracetamol and a trial of 5 mg of sustained-release morphine twice daily.
|Item Type:||Professional, Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Research Field:||Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)|
|Objective Field:||Health Related to Ageing|
|Author:||Peterson, G (Professor Gregory Peterson)|
|Author:||Veal, F (Ms Felicity Veal)|
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