Improved acute quadriceps muscle activation, similar long term outcomes with ACB vs. FNB in ACLR
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 TrialArthroscopy. 2019 Mar;35(3):921-929.
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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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