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ACE Report #10143
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

AAOS2018: Similar analgesia with 30mL 0.6% vs. 0.75% ropivacaine in femoral-sciatic nerve block

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Efficacy of Different Ropivacaine Concentrations(0.5%, 0.6% vs. 0.75%) for Regional Nerve Block in Lower Extremity: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: C Kang DH Kang DS Hwang J Song Kj Ahn CH Yoo

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339 patients scheduled for lower extremity surgery were randomized to have an ultrasound-guided, combined femoral and sciatic nerve block completed with either 40mL 0.5% ropivacaine, 30mL 0.6% ropivacaine, or 30mL 0.75% ropivacaine. Patients were assessed for time to complete anesthetic onset, intraoperative and postoperative pain score, patient satisfaction, and incidence of adverse events. In co...

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