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ACE Report #11584
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Improved acute quadriceps muscle activation, similar long term outcomes with ACB vs. FNB in ACLR

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

Adductor Canal Nerve Versus Femoral Nerve Blockade for Pain Control and Quadriceps Function Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Patellar Tendon Autograft: A Prospective Randomized Trial

Arthroscopy. 2019 Mar;35(3):921-929.

Contributing Authors: J Wu W Lowe C Harner L Bailey J Griffin M Elliott T Papavasiliou

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86 patients scheduled for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to receive an adductor canal block (ACB) or a femoral nerve block (FNB). Outcomes of interest included pain scores, morphine consumption, quadriceps muscle activation deficit, straight leg raise test, ambulation status, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score, extension range of motion deficit, flex...

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