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Dexamethasone decreased opioid use, improved pain after shoulder arthroplasty

Stephanie J. Muh, MD, and colleagues randomly assigned 91 patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty to receive either 10 mg of IV dexamethasone within 90 minutes of surgery (n=47) or no dexamethasone (n=45). Muh noted all patients received a standard postoperative multimodal pain regimen and 4 mg of ondansetron for nausea and vomiting as needed.

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