ROLE OF TRAMADOL INFILTRATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF POST-OPERATIVE PAIN IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING SEPTAL AND SINUS SURGERIES
Introduction: Postoperative pain is an important component which demotivates the patients from undergoing elective surgeries. Septoplasty is a commonly performed elective procedure. This study aims to know the role of tramadol infiltration in septal and sinus surgeries in reducing postoperative pain.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study was done on a sample of 100 patients.50 patients were given Tramadol infiltration and the other 50 patients were infiltrated with Saline as the control group.
Results: Patients in the Tramadol infiltration group had significant reduction in postoperative pain when compared with the Saline infiltration. Patients in the Tramadol infiltration group had reduced consumption of postoperative analgesics compared to the Saline infiltration group.
Conclusion: Tramadol is an efficient alternative to other analgesic agents. Submucosal infiltration of Tramadol gives significant post-operative pain relief up to 12 hours post operatively.
Keywords: Nasal Surgical procedures, Tramadol, Local, Infiltration