ACE Report #107
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Temperature of Levobupivacaine doesn't affect its performance

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Anesthesia and postoperative analgesia after intra-articular injection of warmed versus room-temperature levobupivacaine: A double-blind randomized trial

Arthroscopy. 2009 Sep;25(9):1019-24.

Contributing Authors: Y Leykin R Nespolo F Foltran L Burato N Noal M Baciarello G Fanelli

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32 patients scheduled to undergo knee arthroscopy and partial menisectomy were randomized to receive intra-articular injection of warmed bupvacaine(40 degrees Celsius) or bupivacaine at room temperature (25 degrees Celsius). Follow up at 15 hour and at discharge, revealed no statistically significant differences in the pain scores with the administration of warmed (40 degrees Celsius) levobupivaca...

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