PROSPECT provides clinicians with supporting arguments for and against the use of various interventions in postoperative pain based on published evidence and expert opinion. Clinicians must make judgements based upon the clinical circumstances and local regulations. At all times, local prescribing information for the drugs referred to must be consulted.
GoRs are assigned according to the overall LoE on which the recommendations are based, which is determined by the quality and source of evidence: Relationship between quality of the study and levels of evidence (LoE) and grades of recommendation.
Rotator cuff repair surgery is associated with significant postoperative pain, and effective pain control can affect early postoperative rehabilitation (Sgroi 2018) and long-term outcomes (Novoa-Boldo 2018). Pain continues to be a significant concern after rotator cuff repair as it may result in prolonged admissions or readmissions (Marhofer 2015).