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ACE Report #10409
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

PAI - with and without ACB - more effective than ACB alone for analgesia in total knee arthroplasty


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Adductor Canal Block Compared with Periarticular Bupivacaine Injection for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Jul 5;100(13):1141-1146. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01177

Contributing Authors: AR Brown W Macaulay JA Geller M Grosso A Lakra T Murtaugh R Maniker HJ Cooper RP Shah

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Synopsis

163 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to an analgesic regimen which included either an adductor canal block alone, periarticular infiltration analgesia alone, or combined adductor canal block and periarticular infiltration analgesia. Patients were assessed for pain scores and opioid consumption over the first 3 days postoperatively. For pain score, significant differen...

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