Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Improves Heart Surgery Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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9 February 2017

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Improves Heart Surgery Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Controlling sternal pain after heart surgery is important to reduce the risk of postoperative complications, but pain is often undertreated because of contraindications and side effects of analgesic drugs. Recently, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was demonstrated to reduce pain in different clinical contexts, suggesting its potential utility after cardiac surgery. The aim of this open-label, controlled study is to assess whether OMT contributes to sternal pain relief and improves postoperative outcomes … ABSTRACT

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