Is morphine superior to ibuprofen for relieving children’s pain at home, after minor orthopedic surgery?

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Why is this study important?

This study adds to the growing body of literature demonstrating that ibuprofen should be considered as first line analgesia when managing children with pain secondary to minor orthopedic injuries or procedures. It extends the relevant patient population to include those children requiring pain management at home following procedural intervention. This study provides some of the first evidence regarding the efficacy of post-procedural oral morphine in the home setting.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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