PAI - with and without ACB - more effective than ACB alone for analgesia in total knee arthroplasty
Adductor Canal Block Compared with Periarticular Bupivacaine Injection for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized TrialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Jul 5;100(13):1141-1146. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01177
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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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