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ACE Report #10020
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Liposomal bupivacaine for postoperative pain management after distal radius fixation

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Versus Bupivacaine Liposome for Pain Management After Distal Radius Fracture Repair Surgery

J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Dec;42(12):1003-1008

Contributing Authors: AM Ilyas TH Alter FE Liss

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41 patients scheduled for volar plate fixation of a distal radius fracture were randomized to two different methods for postoperative analgesia. In one group, patients were administered a pre-incision injection of bupivacaine, and then an injection of liposomal bupivacaine at the end of the procedure. In the other group, patients were administered a pre-incision injection of bupivacaine only. Pati...

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