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ACE Report #11510
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No difference between LIA and interscalene nerve block for pain control post-shoulder arthroplasty

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

Local infiltration analgesia versus interscalene nerve block for postoperative pain control after shoulder arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, comparative noninferiority study involving 99 patients

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Feb;28(2):212-219.

Contributing Authors: P Hardy S Klouche T Bauer M Ferrand J Sicard JC Auregan F Lespagnol N Solignac C Conso N Billot S Poulain

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99 patients scheduled for shoulder arthroplasty due to shoulder osteoarthritis were randomized to receive local infiltration analgesia with ropivacaine, ketoprofen, and epinephrine, or an interscalene nerve block. The primary outcome of interest was shoulder pain at rest. Secondary outcomes included opioid consumption, subjective shoulder value (SSV), Constant score, severity of pain, duration of ...

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